30 March 2020

Arsenal keeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin reveals coronavirus diagnosis

Arsenal keeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin has confirmed doctors told her she had coronavirus earlier this month.

The 28-year-old was speaking on the Instagram of another French player Elodie Thomis when she revealed she had suffered with all the symptoms associated with COVID-19.

Peyraud-Magnin joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 (PA Images)

She said: "All the doctors told me that I had contracted Covid-19. I have had a lot of symptoms related to this virus: fever, cold, constant headache, respiratory issues, severe fatigue and loss of taste and smell. I checked a lot of boxes.

"Thank you, to all the medical staff, to the emergency services, for their assistance. My father is a firefighter, my sister is a nurse. For all those people who come to the front for us, please stay home."

The Women's Super League is currently suspended until April 30 along with all elite football in England.

And while some are concerned that the domestic season will not be completed, the FA have said they are aiming to have the WSL campaign completed by the end of August.

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