Manchester City have said that Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker and two members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19. Both players featured in City’s 4-1 Carabao Cup win over Arsenal on Tuesday.
Jesus, a striker, and Walker, a defender, are set to miss at least City’s next two games, at home to Newcastle on Boxing Day and at Everton on Monday. The following match is at Chelsea on Sunday 3 January, after which City play Manchester United in a Carabao Cup semi-final on 6 January.
“All four personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine,” City said.
“Everyone at the club wishes our colleagues a speedy recovery over the Christmas period ahead of their return to work, training and competition.”
Under Premier League regulations, players or club staff who have tested positive must self-isolate for 10 days.