Sead Kolasinac: Arsenal defender tested positive for coronavirus | Football News


Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac tested positive for Covid-19 while on international service with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Kolasinac and his teammate Ibrahim Sehic were both excluded from Wednesday’s game against Italy after returning positive tests, the Bosnia and Herzegovina soccer federation confirmed.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is self-isolating in Cairo after testing positive for Covid-19 while on duty with Egypt.

Mohamed Elneny has impressed at Arsenal since returning from loan with Besiktas last season

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

Elneny shows no symptoms and is now back in Cairo to self-isolate.

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

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

Alan Nazmy, who represents the Arsenal midfielder, said: “Elneny Positive Cov19 is recovering soon. ”

The Egyptian FA said Elneny is now self-isolating according to medical protocols.

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

“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,” EFA said on Facebook.

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

Elneny impressed the Gunners who recently returned to the squad after spending last season on loan at Besiktas.

He’s been in five of the Gunners’ eight Premier League games this season, including their entire impressive 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Elneny’s performance prompted talk of a new contract for the midfielder – who has less than two years left on his current contract.

Aubameyang and Gabon’s teammates sleep on the airport floor

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a lively trip with his Gabonese teammates

Elneny Arsenal’s teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabonese squad were forced to spend the night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Gambia.

Aubameyang used social media to highlight his plight after arriving at Banjul airport on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s Group D clash in the Gambian capital.

The Gabonese delegation was informed that it was not allowed to leave the airport due to an administrative problem and was forced to sleep on the floor before being allowed to leave the morning after government intervention.

No reason was given for not allowing the team to leave the airport and go to their hotel after arrival. The Gabonese federation posted photos of the incident on its Facebook page but without any comment.

“Nice job for CAF, it’s like we’re back in the 1990s,” Aubameyang posted on Twitter in a reference to previous weaknesses attributed to the African Football Confederation.

Full details of Aubameyang’s issues here


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