Manchester City stars Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus and two members of club backroom staff test positive for Coronavirus just days after both players appeared in the Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Arsenal
Manchester City players Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have tested positive for coronavirus, the club have confirmed.
Two members of the club’s backroom staff have also tested positive.
An official statement read: ‘All four personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine.
Manchester City duo Kyle Walker (left) and Gabriel Jesus (right) have tested positive for coronavirus
‘Everyone at the Club wishes our colleagues a speedy recovery over the Christmas period ahead of their return to work, training and competition’.
Walker and Jesus both featured in City’s 4-1 Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Arsenal on Tuesday.
Jesus started the game against Arsenal and opened the scoring after just three minutes. Walker came on as a substitute later on in the game.
Gabriel Jesus started for Manchester City and opened the scoring in the 4-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday
Pep Guardiola’s side are due to play against Newcastle at home on Boxing Day tomorrow.
Premier League rules state that players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.
That could rule both men out of City’s upcoming fixtures against Everton and Chelsea, as well as the game against Newcastle.