Mohamed Elneny tested positive for the coronavirus while on international service with Egypt, which also excluded him from his country’s Africa Cup of Nations match with Togo.
Elneny is currently self-isolating in Cairo and has no symptoms.
“The results of the medical samples taken by the national team on arrival in Togo were negative, except for Arsenal player Mohamed Elneny, whose result appeared positive without any symptoms,” said the Egyptian Federation of football on Facebook.
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“The player immediately began to implement the special medical protocol for people infected with Covid-19. ”
Elneny’s positive test came three days after Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah was confirmed to have coronavirus while also on international service with Egypt.
The international break so far has sparked frustration among Premier League managers, with a number of top players contracting the disease.
Jose Mourinho, on the Spurs side, will be without Matt Doherty after testing positive while serving in Ireland, expressed his frustration on Instagram.
The Tottenham boss wrote sarcastically: “An incredible week of football. Great emotions in national team matches, superb friendlies and total safety.
“Post-game Covid test results have been played out, random players running around the field during tag team sessions and much more. After another training session with just six players, now is the time to take care of myself. ”
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