Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac tests positive for coronavirus on international duty


Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has tested positive for coronavirus, the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation has confirmed.

The 27-year-old played in the 3-1 Nations League defeat in Holland on Sunday but is now self-isolating and will not be involved in the match against Italy on Wednesday night.

Goalkeeper Ibrahim Sehic has also returned a positive test, so will miss the final Group A1 fixture in Sarajevo.

A statement on the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation website read: “After (the news of a positive test for) Ibrahim Sehic, another member of the national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be able to play against Italy tonight due to the coronavirus.

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“Sead Kolasinac was retested this morning. The results of that test have just arrived, which show that our defender is positive for the SARS-Cov-2 virus.”

Arsenal now look set to be without Kolasinac when they return to Premier League action following the international break with an away trip to Leeds on Sunday, followed by a Europa League tie at Molde.

Depending on when Kolasinac is cleared following negative Covid-19 tests, the full-back could also miss the home Premier League match against Wolves on 29 November.

Teammate Mohamed Elneny also tested positive for the disease while away with Egypt and faces a similar timeline.

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