Mohamed Elneny has tested positive for Covid-19, according to the Egyptian FA.
The midfielder is currently away on international duty with Egypt and was due to play Togo tomorrow afternoon. The 28-year-old has already played twice for his country since appearing in the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa.
In a statement, the Egypt FA confirmed that the player is asymptomatic and will return to Cairo. His agent also confirmed the news on Twitter.
Assuming Elneny has to self-isolate for 14 days from now, it looks likely he’ll be out of Arsenal’s games with Leeds United, Molde and Wolves.
Elneny has tested positive for Covid, according to his agent 👇 https://t.co/Bfsr8u10mD
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 16, 2020
Given his form, the news will be a blow to Mikel Arteta who’ll now be hoping no further positive tests are returned as he players return to London Colney in dribs and drabs.
All the best to Mo, we hope he’s able to get back to London soon.