Arsenal star Mohamed Elneny tests positive for coronavirus

Date published: Monday 16th November 2020 10:20 - Will Ford

Arsenal star Mohamed Elneny has tested positive for Covid-19, the Egyptian Football Association has announced.

The 28-year-old is reportedy not showing any symptoms but tested positive ahead of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo on Tuesday.

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The news comes after Liverpool forward and Egypt teammate Mohamed Salah tested positive for the virus on Friday.

Elneny has featured 11 times for Arsenal in all competitions this season, with the Gunners 11th in the Premier League and top of their Europa League group.

The Egyptian FA said Elneny had previously returned three negative tests since going on international duty, including one after their home 1-0 win over Togo on Saturday, when Elneny played the full 90 minutes.

Elneny has now returned to Cairo where he will be tested again, but he looks set to miss Arsenal’s Premier League game at Leeds on Saturday as well as the Europa League clash against Molde.


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