Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta says he is "feeling very well" and is on the road to recovery after being infected by the coronavirus but his club have delayed Tuesday's scheduled return to training stating that it would be "irresponsible" for that to happen.

Arteta tested positive on March 12, becoming the first coronavirus case in the Premier League.

"I'm very well now, I feel that I have recovered," Arteta, speaking from his home in London, told La Sexta on Spanish TV.

"It took me three or four days to start feeling much better and with more energy, to leave the symptoms behind and now, the truth is that I feel very well."

Arsenal's match against Manchester City was postponed after the club announced that several players and staff had come in contact with Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis, who had also tested positive for the coronavirus, following a Europa League defeat at the Emirates at the end of February.