Mohamed Elneny has been suspended for three games following his red card on his debut for Besiktas.

elneny besiktas debut

The mild-mannered Arsenal player, who is on loan for the season in Turkey, had a kick-out at an opponent during his first official game for his new side against Gazisehir:

https://twitter.com/_TransferHaber_/status/1173137053053153280

The red card already cost him a place in the squad for the Istanbul derby on Monday night which Besiktas drew 1-1 with Basaksehir and he will now have to serve another two-matches on the sidelines after the Turkey Football Federation Professional Football Disciplinary Board gave him a three-match ban.

Elneny will now also miss games against Trabzonspor and Alanyaspor in the league but, as it is a domestic suspension, he will be free to face Wolves in the Europa League in a match that comes in-between those two.

While at Arsenal, Elneny picked up only 11 yellow cards in 89 games, but he also saw red against Southampton when Jack Wilshere lost the ball, setting off a chain of events that resulted in the Egyptian being sent off despite there being at least three others more deserving.

Previous articleHow does Liverpool’s new Nike deal compare to Arsenal’s Adidas one?
Next articleUnai Emery hails Hector Bellerin’s ‘big attitude’
Writer. Feminist. Dreamer. Gooner. Owner of DailyCannon.com, writing about Arsenal since 2008. Sometimes found in the Guardian, Vice.com & elsewhere talking queer issues, politics & football. If in doubt, assume sarcasm.