05 June 2020

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro reveals team could be back training by July

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro has revealed the club have ’pencilled in’ July for a return date to training.

The side won’t play any football for the foreseeable future with the Women’s Super League cancelled until next season and the Champions League and FA Cup both suspended as a result of the coronavirus.

Montemurro, though, says the team are working out a way to return to training. He said: “As for when we’ll return to London Colney, we’re in discussion about that now and we’ve actually pencilled in a few dates for our return in July. 

"Obviously we need to look at that build-in to the season and what our introduction will be like with individual training and work in small groups. 

"We need to look at all these things, so we’ve done a lot of our planning with contingencies and we’ve left ourselves a little bit of room to move, because there will be some changes and additions and some things we may have to adhere to in terms of medical protocols and movement around the training centre. 

"We’ve got some dates in mind and we’ve told the players when they’ll need to be back for their potential return.”

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