After refusing the vaccine, Arsenal’s Swiss player contracts Covid-19 and is ruled out – Prime Time Zone


According to the statement, Xhaka is the only one among the Swiss national squad that has not been immunized against the new coronavirus

EFE/EPA/TIM KEETON Xhaka during Arsenal’s loss to Manchester City in the Premier League

Granit Xhaka, player of Arsenal and yes Switzerland, was embezzled in the victory of his team in the victory by 2-1 over Greece, last Wednesday, 1st, in a game valid for 2022 World Cup European Qualifiers, in Qatar. In a statement published on Thursday, the Swiss Football Association explained that the midfielder was removed from activities after being contaminated by the new coronavirus, despite having the vaccine against Covid-19 available. According to the note, Xhaka is the only one among the summoned who has not been immunized.

“Granit Xhaka is a player who is not vaccinated. We leave it up to everyone, it’s a personal decision for each player, just like everyone else in Switzerland. We issued a recommendation for everyone to get vaccinated, but he decided for himself and didn’t want to. And it’s also your right,” said Swiss national team spokesman Adrian Arnold. “All the other players on the team have been vaccinated or recovered – so they are safe, at least from a medical point of view. So we have a very high vaccination rate internally. Now, unfortunately, Xhaka has been caught. From a sporting point of view, it’s a shame for us at this important moment,” he continued.

Infected and in isolation, Xhaka will be low in Switzerland’s next games, against Italy and Northern Ireland, in the next 5 and 8 days. , on the 11th of this month, for the English Championship. “All of us always try to adhere to the FIFA protocol as much as possible. We continue to keep our distance, we have masks in the meetings… In the end, it is thanks to the high vaccination rate of the team that all the other players have these antibodies. We don’t have any other staff members who need to be quarantined,” concluded the Swiss spokesman.