Arsenal’s Sead Kolasinac tests positive for COVID-19 on international duty

Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Kolasinac has been on international duty with Bosnia over the past week and played 90 minutes against the Netherlands on Sunday.

The 27-year-old trained with his Bosnia team-mates on Tuesday night ahead of their UEFA Nations League match with Italy on Wednesday.

Kolasinac, however, was tested for the virus again on Wednesday morning and his result for COVID-19 was positive.

A statement from the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday read: “We can confirm to you that Sead Kolasinac will not be able to play against Italy tonight due to the coronavirus.

“The result of that test have arrived, which show that Sead has tested positive for COVID-19.”

The defender will now miss Bosnia’s game with Italy on Wednesday and Arsenal’s trip to Leeds United on Sunday. He is also a major doubt for the Gunners’ Europa League clash with Molde a week on Thursday.

Kolasinac becomes the latest Arsenal player to test positive for COVID-19 during the current international break, with Mohammad Elneny doing so while with Egypt.


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