Mohamed Elneny tested positive for Covid while on international duty with Egypt, so what is his prognosis and when can we expect him back?

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal controls the ball during the Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on September 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal controls the ball during the Premier League match between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on September 12, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall – Pool/Getty Images)

It speaks to the madness that is 2020 that Mohamed Elneny is not only still an Arsenal player but he’s also one who steadies the midfield and is something of a loss when out.

Perhaps that speaks more to Arsenal’s midfield depth than anything, but here we are.

After Mohamed Elneny’s agent confirmed a positive Covid test for the Arsenal midfielder 12 days ago, the Egypt FA provided an update.

Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (R) jumps to head the ball against Liverpool's Guinean midfielder Naby Keita (2nd R) during the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Arsenal’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (R) jumps to head the ball on August 29, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

On Monday 16 November, 2020, Mohamed Elneny’s agent Alan Nazmy confirmed the player had tested positive for Covid-19. He was with the Egypt squad ahead of their AFCON qualifier in Togo.

The Egypt FA then posted an update of their own. They confirmed that Elneny tested positive, without any symptoms, upon arriving in Togo. They emphasised that Elneny has been following all the protocols correctly, calling him “the well-behaved player,” unlike his chum Mo Salah.

The association coordinated with Arsenal to send Elneny back to Cairo for further testing and to preserve the safety of the rest of the squad.

All previous tests undertaken by Elneny over the break returned negative results.

As expected, he missed the games against Leeds and Molde but Elneny has now been cleared to play against Wolves on Sunday according to the latest Arsenal update which stated, “Mo has been cleared to return to full training and is available for selection.”

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