Mohamed Elneny is back in training after recovering from an ankle injury he picked up towards the end of the season with Arsenal.
Back in late April, Elneny was forced off the pitch in tears after suffering the injury. It was a blow to Arsenal’s hopes for a strong run in, but even more so to Egypt, as the 25-year-old is one of their key players. Tests then ruled him out for the remainder of the season.
The good news is that he’s back. The Egyptian National Football Team Twitter account posted a tweet to welcome Elneny back to training, ahead of their friendly match against Colombia.
— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) May 30, 2018
Goal report that it’s unclear whether the midfielder will play any part against Colombia, but they expect him to return for the final warm-up game against Belgium on June 6th.
There aren’t too many players representing Arsenal at the World Cup this summer, with many missing out on call-ups after a difficult season. All the more reason to get behind the few that will play at the tournament, and it looks like Elneny will be one of them.
Egypt face Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A, with their first match on 15th June.