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Arsenal players to be allowed access to training ground

The Gunners' squad will undertake some light running individually in line with the UK government's coronavirus regulations

Arsenal's players will be allowed to return to train at London Colney from next week.

The Gunners' squad will undertake some light running individually in line with the UK government's coronavirus regulations.

A club spokesperson confirmed: "Players will be permitted access to our London Colney training grounds next week. Access will be limited, carefully managed and social distancing will be maintained at all times. All Colney buildings remain closed. Players will travel alone, do their individual workout and return home."

It is understood the players will work in small groups, on a rotation basis, arriving individually and have no contact with each other.

It comes after Alexandre Lacazette, David Luiz, Nicolas Pepe and Granit Xhaka were all reminded about their responsibilities after being photographed violating coronavirus guidelines recently.

Luiz and Xhaka were seen meeting up in a park in North London, a video emerged of Pepe playing football with his friends, while Lacazette was pictured getting too close to a man valeting his car on his drive.

Updated: April 25, 2020 10:13 PM