David Luiz, Granit Xhaka, Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette break coronavirus rules

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The UK has now been in lockdown for exactly a month as we attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The Premier League has been suspended since March 9 and it doesn’t look as though it will be returning any time soon.

So what are Premier League players up to while they wait?

Many of them are behaving impeccably as they stay at home, keeping themselves fit in preparing for the eventual return of football.

However, the likes of Jack Grealish, Mason Mount and Kyle Walker have all considered themselves too important to follow government guidelines.

And now, according to The Sun, four Arsenal players are the latest to have become ‘Covidiots’ by flouting lockdown guidance.

First off, club record £72 million signing Nicolas Pepe was filmed having a kickabout with loads of friends in north London.

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The Ivorian joined in a game on the astroturf pitch in Colingdale’s Graham Park on April 15 before police got involved following complaints.

Then, David Luiz and Granit Xhaka were seen playing football together in a park in Southgate.

“They were having a great time, not a care in the world. Why is it one rule for them and another for the rest of us?” a witness said.

Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette was seen standing next to a car valeter cleaning his Audi on his driveway.

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A walker-by said: “I was shocked to see them so close. Surely getting someone to clean your motor cannot be classed as essential travel.

“Why couldn’t Lacazette have done it himself?”

An Arsenal spokesman told The Sun: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’ll be speaking to our players.

“We were concerned so we have spoken to Nicolas who shares a house with a number of relatives who were involved in this game.

“We have reminded him of the importance of everyone following the guidelines.”

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