Arsenal’s training ground in Hertfordshire will undergo a deep clean after a Covid-19 outbreak.

Members of the Under-18s and Under-23s have been told to self-isolate after a “small number” of positive tests.

The site in London Colney, which is next door to Watford's training ground, is now set to be deep cleaned.

The Gunners have had to postpone a number of games including an u23 fixture against Bournemouth Under-21s which was scheduled this Saturday (July 17).

According to The Athletic, a trip to Welling United on July 20 has been cancelled, with later games against Bromley and Boreham Wood postponed too.

The club believes that the cases were transmitted away from the Bell Lane training ground, and according to a spokesperson those infected are said to be coping well.

However extensive work is being carried out at the grounds to ensure that there is no cross contamination.

Arsenal’s first team is not believed to be affected by the outbreak, as the squad left for their Scotland training camp earlier this week.

A statement from Arsenal read: “There have been a small number of positive tests at London Colney which has required some U23 and U18 players to quarantine.

“All these positives were transmitted off site and the players are well. However, to protect our players and opponents, two friendly matches for the U23s and U18s have been cancelled.

“Our London Colney training ground has undergone extensive work to help ensure there is no cross-contamination between our various football bubbles.

“The men’s first-team squad are unaffected as they are currently in Scotland. The women’s first-team squad also continue to train as normal.”