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Arsenal back to the training ground

Arsenal players will return to their training ground,London Colney next week, but the government guidelines for social distancing will remain in place.

The Gunners team will be allowed to their training ground, but in strict rotational basis. There will not be group sessions, as they are not allowed due to the government guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

All buildings at the complex will remain closed, and the individual workouts are allowed to take place on the outdoor pitches.

The club spokesman confirmed the information saying: “Players will be permitted access to our London Colney training grounds next week.

“Access will be limited, carefully managed and social distancing will be maintained at all times.

“All Colney buildings remain closed. Players will travel alone, do their individual workout and return home.”

These news comes in a week in which some of the Arsenal players were spotted breaching the quarantine.

Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and David Luiz were all spotted outside, breaching the government guidelines and that put them in a very complex situation.

An images of them breaking the lockdown rules emerged on social media.

Pepe was pictured playing football outside with a group of people and the image was shared on WhatsApp.

Luiz and Xhaka had a kickabout between themselves and Lacazette was spotted as he had his car cleaned, with a valeter clearly shown in his driveway.

After the images emerged, Arsenal spokesman said to The Sun: “We’ll be speaking to our players.

“We were concerned so we have spoken to Nicolas who shares a house with a number of relatives who were involved in this game.

The worst about the situation is that those pictures comes after Jose Mourinho and some of the Tottenham players were heavily criticized after they breached the lockdown rules to train in public.

Jose Mourinho, Tanguy Ndombele, Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon were spotted doing a training session in Hadley Common in north London and they were not following the rules on the social distancing.

Tottenham chiefs have spoken to those involved in the lockdown breaches, and Arsenal will have to do the same to Pepe, Luiz, Xhaka and Lacazette.

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