Arsenal announced connected Wednesday they had cancelled their pre-season travel to the United States aft a "small number" of their touring enactment tested affirmative for coronavirus.
The Premier League broadside were scheduled to play Italian champions Inter Milan this play successful the opening circular of the Florida Cup, which besides includes Everton and Colombia's Millonarios.
In a connection announcing their withdrawal, Arsenal did not specify however galore members of their touring radical had tested affirmative for the virus, nor if immoderate players were among those with a Covid-19 diagnosis.
"Following a tiny fig of affirmative Covid tests among the planned enactment to question to America tomorrow, we person sadly been forced to retreat from the Florida Cup," the connection read.
"This hard determination is based connected ensuring the wellness and wellbeing of our players and staff."
The nine said those who had tested affirmative were not presently displaying Covid-19 symptoms and were self-isolating.
"We are present making alternate arrangements successful enactment with the Premier League protocols to proceed our preparations for the caller season," the Gunners said.
The shortened Florida Cup is acceptable to statesman connected Sunday astatine Camping World Stadium, Orlando, but organisers person not announced if Arsenal volition beryllium replaced by different side.
The Premier League play starts connected August 13, with Arsenal travelling to recently promoted Brentford.