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Arsenal has apparently decided to open their outdoor pitches at London Colney for their players to train there from this week.

Arsenal’s players have not been at the club’s training ground since Mikel Arteta became diagnosed with coronavirus at the start of last month.

The players have been training individually at home since as the club looks to avoid them infecting the training ground and following government guidelines on social distancing.

However, with the Premier League possibly returning within the next month or so, the club is looking for a way that the players can return to training.

Football London claims the club has told them that they expect their pitch to be big enough for their players to observe social distancing after Jose Mourinho recently got some scrutiny for taking some of his players out for training and not observing social distancing.

In a club statement to the Football London, Arsenal said: “Players will be permitted access to the Colney grounds next week.

“Access will be limited, carefully managed and social distancing will be maintained at all times. All Colney buildings remain closed.

“Players will travel alone, do their individual workout and return home.”

The club also doesn’t intend to have all their players training together at once and players will train in different groups until they can all be integrated together again.

This is very good news for us fans, it is not life returning to normal and it may not mean that football will return anytime soon but it is a start and something for us all to grasp onto.

Arsenal needs an alternative to Aubameyang whether he stays or goes