Mikel Arteta’s wife has taken to social media to provide an update as her husband continues to recover from coronavirus.
Arteta was diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus on Thursday evening, prompting the Premier League to suspend their fixtures until April 3 at the earliest.
Arteta broke his silence on Friday evening to inform fans he is on the mend and wife Lorena has now taken to Instagram to discuss the situation in more detail as he partner recovers at their home.
She confirmed he is “feeling fine” and that he would have still gone to work in a normal situation as she downplayed the severity of the illness.
“I want to say thank you to everyone who sent good vibes, texts, emails and calls, really it’s been overwhelming.
“I understand as well that you want to know what’s going on.
“My husband (Arteta) is feeling fine, he is well. It’s true that he had symptoms of the virus but the symptoms would have never stopped him from going to work in a normal situation.
“He would have just taken an ibuprofen or paracetamol and he would have gone to work so really, it’s nothing major.
“Some temperatures, some headaches but that’s it. That’s his experience. My kids and I are perfectly well.
“Apparently the virus is not lethal. It could be for a certain amount of people but the majority are going to go through it with mild symptoms.
“Maybe some people have more symptoms than others but it won’t be anything really bad.
“What is true is that apparently it’s a new virus (that) nobody has antibodies to fight against it so we are going to be infected if we get exposed to it.