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Elnely cleared to play at the World Cup despite injury scare

Elnely cleared to play at the World Cup despite injury scare

- Egypt's assistant coach reveals Elneny will not miss the World Cup

- The midfielder was stretched off following a collision with Mark Noble

- Arsenal will play Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi finals

Assistant coach of the Egyptian national team Mahmoud Fayez revealed Mohammed Elneny's injury against West Ham was not too serious.

The Arsenal midfielder is set to miss just three weeks after picking up a nasty-looking ankle injury against West Ham and will make it in time in fulfilling his World Cup dreams.

It is also good news for the Gunners who will hope to have the 25-year-old would be fit for the Premier League run-in and potentially the Europa League final.

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The Egyptian midfielder was in so much discomfort after a collision with Mark Noble in the 4-1 win at the Emirates on Sunday.

Elneny landed awkwardly on the side of his foot with his ankle bending dramatically and was stretched off.

Many believed his season was over as it took a while to get the midfielder off the field of play.

However, Egypt assistant boss Fayez has assured Elneny will be fit for the Russia 2018 World Cup at the very latest.

The midfielder will miss the crucial Europa League first leg semi final clash against Atletico Madrid on Thursday.

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Arsenal will be hoping to win the competition as they will be going through the back door to playing Champions League football next season if they become Champions.

The Emirates outfit last week revealed coach Arsene Wenger will leave the club at the end of the season after 22-years in charge.

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Source: Legit.ng

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