Mohamed Elneny’s media representative, Omar Sobhy, says the midfielder’s injury won’t keep him out for long, and the 25-year-old should be available in time for the Europa League final.
Elneny had to leave the field in the first-half of Arsenal’s match against West Ham with injury on Sunday. At the time it looked like it could be a serious problem, given the player’s reaction.
Arsenal gave an update to confirm ligament damage, but didn’t commit to a return date in their official statement. However, Sobhy took to Twitter to give the time-frame as he understands it:
For Arsnal’s fans Don't worry about your Egyptian Lion 🦁🦁@ElNennY will recover quickly, and he will be with you in the European league Final 💪🏻💪🏻😉
— Omar Sobhy 🇪🇬 (@OSobhY) April 23, 2018
The assistant coach of the Egyptian National Team, Mahmoud Fayez, also confirmed the news. He revealed that he’s spoken to Elneny, and the midfielder is only set to miss three weeks of football. Based on that timeline it’s possible he could even play in the final match of the Premier League campaign.
تواصلت حالاً مع النني بعد عمل الاشعه… الحمدلله الاصابه مطمئنه و سيغيب ثلاثة اسابيع…. وبإذن الله سيكون متواجد في كاس العالم… 😊
— Mahmoud Fayez (@mahmoudelfayez) April 23, 2018
Of course, first Arsenal have to qualify for the Europa League final without Elneny to help them. No easy task, but hopefully they can use this good news for motivation.
On a personal level, Elneny must be particularly pleased that the injury wasn’t something worse, given Egypt’s upcoming participation in the World Cup this summer. He posted a thank-you to Arsenal supporters on Twitter after the news:
Thank you for all the love you showed, either in the field or outside it. Your support will make me want to heal faster, and try my best to come back to play along with my mates in the Arsenal, and assist my national team ♥️🙏🏻💪🏻
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennY) April 23, 2018