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Arsenal suffers from COVID-19 outbreak and cancels preseason tour of the United States the night before scheduled departure and days before the Florida Cup game opens


Arsenal suffered a COVID-19 outbreak that forced them to cancel their pre-season tour of America the day before they left.

The Gunners were scheduled to compete in the Florida Cup, which begins this weekend, as part of their preparation for the new season.

Arsenal’s pre-season preparations have been plunged into chaos
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But according to The Athletic, a number of first-team players and youngsters have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the club to withdraw.

The affected players, who remain anonymous, do not suffer from any symptoms.

Arsenal is believed to be working on alternative plans, while Florida Cup organizers also have a logistical nightmare on their hands.

Arsenal suffers from COVID-19 outbreak and cancels preseason tour of the United States the night before scheduled departure and days before the Florida Cup game opens
Arteta must prepare his squad for the new campaign, which begins August 13
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The Gunners were due to face Inter Milan on July 25, in five days, then face the winner of Everton against Millonarios three days later.

Meanwhile, Football Italia recently claimed that Inter must also pull out over concerns over the increase in cases of the Delta variant in Florida, which has led to an increase in hospitalizations.

Arsenal started preparations for the new season in Scotland last week, where they lost 2-1 to Hibernian and drew 2-2 with Rangers.

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