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Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny tests positive for COVID-19

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Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has joined Egypt teammate, Mohamed Salah in testing positive for COVID-19 while on International duty.

The 28-year-old tested positive after arriving in Togo with the Egyptian squad ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday.

Mohamed Elneny is self-isolating in Cairo and has shown no symptoms of the virus.

The news was confirmed by his agent on Twitter and the Egyptian Football Association on Facebook on Monday evening.

Arsenal are in contact with Mohamed Elneny and the Egyptian FA and will provide further updates.

Alan Nazmy, who represents the Arsenal midfielder, posted: “Elneny Positive Cov19 get well soon.”

The Egyptian FA said Elneny was now self-isolating in line with medical protocols.

His positive test comes three days after Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah suffered a similar fate while also on international duty with Egypt.

“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 EFA said on Facebook.

“The player immediately began to implement the special medical protocol for people infected with Covid-19.”

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