Mohamed Elneny: Arsenal and Egyptian midfielder contracts COVID-19

Mohamed Elneny: Arsenal and Egyptian midfielder contracts COVID-19

- Mohamed Elneny has tested positive for Coronavirus

- The Arsenal star was tested positive while training with Egyptian national team

- Elneny is now expected to miss Egypt's AFCON 2022 qualifier against Togo

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Egyptian Football Association have announced that Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has contracted deadly COVID-19 and has been told to go into self-isolation in his country.

Mohamed Elneny was said not to have shown any symptom or sign before the team traveled to Togo for their African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Togolese national team.

According to the report on BBC, Mohamed Elneny was tested for the virus when the Egyptian squad arrived and the result was positive.

This will be a big blow for the Premier League side considering how Elneny has been superb for Arsenal so far this term.

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Elneny has been playing for Arsenal since four years ago and the Egypt international has played 51 games so far for the Gunners without a goal yet.

He failed to get regular playing time at the Emirates stadium under Unai Emery and was sent on loan before making a return back to the Premier League side.

His teammate at the national team Mohamed Salah has also contracted the virus and he is also on self-isolation as he hopes to recover soon.

Liverpool are currently occupying third position on the Premier League table, while Arsenal occupy 11th.

Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal contracts COVID-19

Mohamed Elneny: Arsenal and Egyptian midfielder contracts COVID-19. Photo by David Price
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Earlier, had reported how former governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has declared his interest in buying a staggering 35 per cent stake at Premier League club Arsenal.

The current senator representing Abia North in the Nigerian National Assembly stated that his target is to ensure the Gunners win the elusive Champions League as well as the Premier League back-to-back.

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Recall that during his time as the governor of Abia between 1999 and 2007, local club Enyimba of Aba remained the kings of Nigerian football, winning the Nigeria Professional Football League five times - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

Enyimba also became the first Nigerian side to win the CAF Champions League during that time winning it in 2003 and 2004. The Peoples Elephants also won the CAF Super Cup in 2004 and 2005.

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