The wisdom of playing international matches during the second wave of a highly contagious pandemic has always been questionable, and it felt inevitable that sooner or later Arsenal would be impacted.
That came to pass yesterday when Mohamed Elneny tested positive for the virus on arrival in Togo for Egypt’s game there. The EFA released a statement which said:
“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.
“The player immediately began to implement the special medical protocol for people infected with Covid-19.”
He will have to self-isolate, and it’s now almost certain he won’t be available for the Leeds game on Sunday. The good thing is he doesn’t have any symptoms, hopefully that remains the case and he’ll be fine after his period of quarantine. It leaves … Read the rest