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Elneny tests positive for COVID-19

Mohamed Elneny has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his agent Alan Nazmy.

The Arsenal midfielder has been on international duty with Egypt and played in his country’s 1-0 victory over Togo on Sunday. He provided the assist for the solitary goal in the game scored by Mahmoud Hamdi. 

The Egyptian FA has said that Elneny has had three swab tests since linking up with the national team and that his most recent negative test was prior to the game against Togo, according to Chris Wheatley of Football.london. 

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has announced that Elneny’s health is stable and he will return to Egypt to begin his self-isolation. The 28 year old is the second Egyptian player to test positive for the coronavirus in the current international break after it was announced that Mohamed Salah had returned a positive test. 

It is likely that Elneny will miss Arsenal’s game against Leeds United next Sunday and is a doubt for their following Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has been one of the Gunners’ most important players so far this season and has surprised most by forcing his way back into Mikel Arteta’s plans and forging a strong partnership with new signing Thomas Partey in central midfield. 

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