Matteo Guendouzi has tested positive for Coronavirus after returning to Hertha Berlin from international duty with France U21.

Matteo Guendouzi has tested positive for Coronavirus Hertha Berlin confirmed

Guendouzi is on loan at Hertha Berlin from Arsenal and captained the France U21 side to a 5-0 victory over Liechtenstein on Thursday and a 1-0 victory over Slovakia on Monday.

Hertha announced that the 21-year-old was tested on Tuesday and again on Wednesday with both results coming out positive.

Guendouzi will have to self-isolate for 10 days and will miss the chance to make his Bundesliga debut against Stuttgart on Saturday.

In a statement the club wrote: “Matteo Guendouzi has tested positive for Covid-19 after returning from international duty.

“There has been no contact with any Hertha players or staff. He’s symptom free and feeling well, but will now self-isolate for 10 days.

“Get well soon, Matteo!”

Guendouzi signed on season-long loan for Hertha Berlin will now self-isolate for 10 days

Guendouzi had an impressive start to his career at Arsenal cementing a regular place in the first team until he had an confrontation with Neal Maupay after their 2-1 defeat to Brighton.

After leaving Arsenal for a seaon-long loan Guendouzi said: “I just really need to play this year, a new challenge.

“That was the most important thing for me. I am still young. Im only 21, so playing time was the top priority for me.

“So Hertha Berlin, I know that I will be able to express myself in magnificent league.”


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