Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny is self-isolating in Cairo after the Arsenal man tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with the national team.
Elneny tested positive for COVID-19 following his arrival in Togo with Egypt and is now set to miss the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier match against Les Éperviers on Tuesday. The Arsenal midfielder is now back to Cairo and is on self-isolation despite showing no symptoms.
The Egyptian Football Association and his agent confirmed the news28-year-old on Monday evening with the Gunners now in contact with the 28-year-old and the Egyptian FA before providing further updates.
“The results of the medical swabs conducted by the national team upon arrival in Togo showed negative all except for Arsenal player Mohamed Elneny, whose result appeared positive without any symptoms,” a statement from Egyptian FA read on Facebook.
“The player immediately began to implement the special medical protocol for people infected with Covid-19.”
“Elneny Positive Cov19 get well soon,” his agent Alan Nazmy posted.
Elneny’s case comes three days after his Egypt teammate and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty.