Sead Kolasinac has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss Arsenal’s Premier League clash at Leeds United this weekend.
The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina has confirmed that the Arsenal defender produced a positive test result on Wednesday morning having trained with his national team on Tuesday night.
Kolasinac will not be included in Bosnia’s squad to play Italy on Wednesday and will certainly miss Arsenal’s game at Elland Road on Sunday. He is also a major doubt for next week’s Europa League clash against Molde.
Arsenal are in contact with the 27-year-old and are trying to establish a full of picture of what has gone on, while they are also speaking with the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina to try to find out more.
Kolasinac is the second Arsenal player to test positive for coronavirus during the international break after Mohamed Elneny.
The Egyptian FA announced on Monday that the midfielder had produced a positive result while in Togo ahead of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Elneny returned to Cairo after the result and has yet to return to England, with Arsenal still trying to clarify the situation – which has been described by one source as ‘complex’.