Midfielder withdrawn from international clash thanks to Arsenal friendly

Mo Elneny will no longer be available to take on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon side after having to be substituted during Arsenal’s friendly with Brentford today.

The Gunners held a behind closed-doors friendly today, most likely in order to help build up match fitness after a rocky start to the new season, but the midfielder failed to make it through the 90 minutes.

Elneny has now been withdrawn from his Egypt side for their World Cup qualifier on Sunday as confirmed by Mahmoud Diaa.

Chris Wheatley updated to insist that we needn’t worry as the injury isn’t serious, but he was taken off as a precaution.

Elneny was believed to have been the subject of interest to Besiktas today as reported by NTV Sport, but I would have been shocked if we would have allowed him to leave with the transfer window having closed already, especially with only four senior options for the CM role in the squad.

Patrick

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4 Comments

  1. dm says:

    Welp that blows.. Several million pounds for a player nobody is thrilled about and one whom does not immediately need replacement… no idea why we’d play him I’m a friendly if there was even a small chance we could add to the bank and get him off the wage build.. I’ll pick AMN-> elneny anyway…

    1. Salisu principal says:

      That’s your opinion and you are entitled to its but every one with a sense know that elneny is much better in midfield than AMN

  2. gunnerforlife says:

    I agree in that AMN will be a better fit in midfield than Elneny.AMN also loves to play in the midfield. So than we have Xhaka, Partey, ASL and AMN in the midfield, with Ben White also able to play the midfield role if required.

  3. Nino says:

    Please let it happen…at least we have chambers who can play in that position and AMN can also play there…I don’t know why we are holding unto this kind of players in our team even as a squad player his not good enough to play in arsenal team

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