Arsenal Manager Mikel Arteta has revealed that his playing squad are keeping regular communication with a psychologist during this extended hiatus from football due to Covid-19.
The Gunners squad have been isolated from each other since Arteta tested positive for the virus well over a month ago.
As the return of our beloved sport becomes seemingly further and further away, live football remains a distant memory - the last Premier League fixture to be played was Leicester vs Aston Villa on the 9 March.
While keeping physically healthy is no doubt the priority for any football club and manager, the need to keep players mentally well and fit is also of paramount importance.
Quoted by Sky Sports, Arteta explained: "
As the first major Premier League figure to be diagnosed with coronavirus, the importance of remaining fit is not lost on the former Manchester City assistant coach.
However, despite the traumas of a lockdown, Arteta remains optimistic, with the former Everton midfielder outlining: "T
"We have a lot of meetings to try and plan the season," Arteta added. "We might have one, two, three different scenarios and we have to be prepared for all of them. I'm not a person that likes improvising a lot so yeah we have to know the circumstances can change every week and we have to be prepared as a club to react to that and adapt."
Source : 90min