Arsenal legend tells players not to be afraid of coronavirus

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A number of Premier League players, including Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini and Chelsea’s own Antonio Rudiger, have all previously voiced their concerns over returning to action amid the pandemic.

Danny Rose only recently blasted the government’s action to support the resumption of the season.

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Speaking on Lock’Don Live on Instagram, Rose said: “Government is saying ‘bring football back’ because it is going to boost the nation’s morale.

“I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale, bro, people’s lives are at risk.

“Football shouldn’t even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s bollocks.”

Meanwhile Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann has maintained that football should return to action soon and doesn’t see anything wrong in it.

Speaking on beIN Sports, the former Arsenal goalkeeper said: “In the end, you have to live with it, because the only thing that this lockdown is based on is the hope that eventually we are going to find a vaccine.

“But there’s only hope. So far we don’t have anything. Because of that, you cannot shut down everything. So you have to get on with it. As long as the symptoms are not that bad, I think players have to cope with it.

“We have plenty of players who were actually infected, and most of them did not even show any symptoms. So I think for young, healthy, people with a strong immune system it’s not such a big concern.”

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