Sead Kolasinac tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty for Bosnia and Herzegovina with Arsenal defender set to self isolate on his return to London and miss Leeds clash
- Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac is the latest footballer to contract Covid-19
- The 27-year-old returned a positive test while on international duty
- Kolasinac played all 90 minutes of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 3-1 loss to Holland
- Kolasinac will now be out of selection contention for Arsenal’s clash with Leeds
Sead Kolasinac has become the latest player to contract coronavirus during the international break.
The 27-year-old has returned a positive test while on duty with the national side, and is now heading back to London for a period of isolation.
Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac is the latest footballer to contract Covid-19
The defender played the full 90 minutes of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 3-1 defeat to Holland on Sunday.
As a result of the positive test Kolasinac will now be missing his country’s crucial Nations League clash with Italy, which takes place this evening.
‘The results of that test have just arrived, which show that our defender is positive for the coronavirus,’ read a short Bosnia and Herzegovina statement.
Mikel Arteta will be without the defender for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Leeds
Kolasinac becomes the latest in a string of Premier League players to have contracted the virus while away on international duty.
Republic of Ireland duo Matt Doherty and James McClean each tested positive earlier in the week, sparking fears that their opponent Gareth Bale may also have contracted the illness.
Bale was pictured hugging Doherty at the final whistle of the match, in which Wales took a 1-0 victory, but later tests emerged as negative.