Willian 'must test negative for coronavirus before returning to Arsenal training' after jetting out to DubaiNovember 18, 2020
WILLIAN must test negative for coronavirus before returning to Arsenal training, according to reports.
It is understood the Brazilian winger, 32, jetted off to Dubai during the international break.
Current UK travel advice states international travel from England is restricted 'except in limited circumstances such as work or education'.
But the Gunners star posed for a photo with popular Turkish chef and butcher Nusret Gokce – aka Salt Bae – at one of his steak houses in the United Arab Emirates.
Like he has done with hundreds of celebrities over the years, Salt Bae then shared the picture on his Instagram story on Monday.
As reported by The Telegraph, Arsenal are trying to get to the bottom of the situation because the winger's overseas journey was not to link up with the Brazil squad, which would be classed as work.
The report adds that Willian is now back in England but was not forced to self-isolate.
However he will be forced to prove he has not got Covid-19 before being admitted back into London Colney.
Arsenal are already without Mohamed Elneny for Sunday's trip to Leeds after the Egyptian tested positive days after international team-mate Mo Salah also contracted the virus.
Willian arrived at the Emirates on a free transfer in the summer after being released by Chelsea.
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He recorded two assists on his debut away at Fulham.
But the two-time Premier League winner, who had seven years at Stamford Bridge, has struggled from that point onwards.
He is without a goal or assist in 552 minutes of action across nine matches since the opening day.
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