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Elneny tests positive for coronavirus on international duty with Egypt

Mohamed Elneny has been in excellent form for the Gunners this season

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has tested positive for coronavirus, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has announced.

He is said to be asymptomatic and in good condition, and he will take another test as confirmation as he tested negative on Sunday following Egypt’s 1-0 win over Togo.

News of Elneny’s positive test comes days after Liverpool star Mohamed Salah also tested positive.

Egypt’s team doctor Mohamed Abou Elela confirmed Salah was suffering from ‘mild’ symptoms and would self-isolate in Egypt until he returned a negative test.

Elneny has been in excellent form for Arsenal this season and his absence would come as a significant blow to Mikel Arteta after the international break.

The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at Besiktas and it had seemed as though his time at the Gunners was drawing to an end, but he has resurrected his career in north London under Arteta.

Elneny will no doubt be hoping to return for Arsenal as soon as possible, with a number of important fixtures coming up.

Elneny has made 11 appearances for Arsenal so far this season, with two of their three Premier League defeats coming in games he didn’t feature in.

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