Arsenal to kick-off training amid lockdown

Arsenal will become the first Premier League team to return to training when they resume training on Monday, with a number of other English sides eager to do the same. 

As of yet, there still has to be a date finalized on when the season will return. League officials are waiting for the orders from the government, who is set to meet in the coming week to discuss a potential return in June. 

As per the Daily Mail, Arsenal will open the doors of their London Colney training ground on Monday.

The decision would not cause any sorts of problems for the club because people in the UK are still permitted to travel to work if necessary and many clubs believe that it is becoming impossible for their players to train away from the club. 

A player cannot go out in public to train, as they will be approached by the fans, which goes against social distancing guidelines. A personal trainer is out of the question as well because that would mean meeting someone outside of the player’s household, breaching the regulations again.  

In order to reduce any kind of contact between the players, everyone is expected to drive to the training ground in full kit and leave without eating, socializing or even showering. A conditioning exercise can be followed by a group of four or five at max, as long as they are in groups apart from each other across the complex.     

Looking at the plan, other Premier League have already begun their planning,  while some are waiting for the final green light from the government, which could come after Premier League’s shareholder meeting. 

Football has a chance only if the coronavirus outbreak is manageable, that is, both the death and new infection rates begin to drop towards a level, which the NHS would be comfortable dealing with. 

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