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Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac tests positive for coronavirus

Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has tested positive for Covid-19, the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina has confirmed.

Kolasinac has been on international duty with Bosnia over the past week and played 90 minutes against the Netherlands on Sunday.

The 27-year-old trained with his Bosnia team-mates on Tuesday night ahead of their Nations League match with Italy on Wednesday.

Kolasinac, however, was tested for the virus again on Wednesday morning and his result for Covid-19 was positive.

The defender will now miss Bosnia’s game with Italy on Wednesday and Arsenal’s trip to Leeds United on Sunday. He is also a major doubt for the Gunners’ Europa League clash with Molde a week on Thursday.

A statement from the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday read: “After Ibrahim Šehić, another member of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be able to play against Italy tonight due to the coronavirus.

“It is about Sead Kolašinac who was retested this morning.

“The results of that test have just arrived, which show that our defender is positive for the SARS-Cov-2 virus.”

Kolasinac becomes the latest Arsenal player to test positive for Covid-19 during the current international, with Mohamed Elneny doing so while with Egypt.


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