Arsenal confirm Mohamed Elneny has suffered ligament damage

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Arsenal have confirmed that Mohamed Elneny has suffered ligament damage to his ankle after he went off injured in the 4-1 win over West Ham on Sunday.

The Egyptian international landed awkwardly towards the end of the first period, and after some lengthy treatment left the field on a stretcher.

In a statement on the official website, Arsenal said, “Further to assessments and scans on Sunday and Monday, we can confirm that Mo Elneny has sustained ligament damage to his left ankle.

“We are hoping that Mo will available for Arsenal again this season and we are keeping in regular contact with the Egyptian Football Association.

“The midfielder was injured just before half-time during Sunday’s 4-1 home victory over West Ham United.

“Further updates will be made in due course.”

It seems unlikely that he’ll be fit again for us this season, but we can keep fingers crossed, and also that he makes it back in time for the World Cup this summer.

Good luck to him.

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Rob
Rob

I don’t care if he can’t play for us the rest of the year, well I do, but I hope he can play in the WC because it would be a sad twist of fate after the ribbing he’s given to Alexis.

Arse City Blues
Arse City Blues

There was a young man named Elneny, who is underrated by many, he’ll pass to the side, but be sure he won’t hide, it’s a shame he’ll miss out on the semi :'(

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Sign my boobs!

Raaja Afc
Raaja Afc

Bad news.. We will miss him surely.. He is been top class in the last few weeks.. Get well soon Mo..

Carl Davies

Sad, it’s not worth rushing him back. Give him the time to recover properly!

Pedant
Pedant

Looks unlikely to be this season and probably even the World Cup, poor b*gger.

goonerang
goonerang

I really hope that he makes it to the World Cup. He has deserved it.

renaissancerosicky
renaissancerosicky

Fucking hell! This is heartbreaking. My favourite player this season (it’s between him and laca). He’d better show up for the world cup, accursed injury gods.

Yea olde billinator the eeeeradicator
Yea olde billinator the eeeeradicator

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy, it’s a shame. Hope he recovers quickly, he’s been one of our most consistent players, and just seems all around a good guy. Good luck to him.

Chippy87
Chippy87

Big shame, has emerged as a valuable player this year and in great form recently.

Hope he’s good for the World Cup.

Jammer
Jammer

We’ll miss him against Atletico – especially in the away leg.

Looks painful but that kind of injury can last as little as 3 weeks. Fingers crossed for the lad that he makes it to the World Cup

gunnerdaremkd
gunnerdaremkd

Yes we will miss him as a starter in those games or coming in as a sub if we have a good lead in the 1st leg elneney is the guy to help protect the lead running and closing everywhere.

Giroud's scorpion kick
Giroud's scorpion kick

He became our consistant midfielder, the one making himself available for everyone as a pass option. A real shame, we’ll surely miss him on thursday, hope he makes it to WC. He fought for it

Drew

Gutted, I have been singing his praises for some time and just recently he has been really stepping up for us. Really seems like a good guy and he really loves playing for Arsenal, I wish some of the others spoke so passionately about being an Arsenal player. I hope he recovers quickly, maybe in time for the second leg but if not then either the final or the World Cup. Best of luck Mo. Rapidly becoming one of my favourite players in the squad.

Romford Pele
Romford Pele

We’ve all warmed to Mo this season… Wish you a speedy recovery

allezkev
allezkev

Reminds me of John Jensen injury in 1993…

Would be great if we finished this season the same way….

antgoon
antgoon

Will he be back next season? To Arsenal i mean.

Mpls
Mpls

He just recently signed a new contract. So unless the new Gaffer is a heartless bastard that can’t see his potential, yes.

Sure, there have been some successful heartless bastards, but I really want to see what Mo’s capable of.

Charliegeorge
Charliegeorge

We really needed him for the Europa league. He seems to be a steady head whilst others are losing theirs. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your world cup campaign Mo!!. ..

myrtle
myrtle

Oh Mo!

andris priim
andris priim

Wenger out…oh wait…

shokim
shokim

Get well soon, Mo. Dunno if you’ll recover in time for the World Cup but crossing toes and fingers for you!

santori
santori

Rather unfortunate.

Him tweeting all those snide remarks to Alexis and its come back to haunt him. What’s the German word? Schadenfreude?

Hope he recovers in time for the world cup.

Meanwhile it does highlight the paucity of options for us in midfield.

We have Jack ready to step him and hopefully the rest will re-invigorate him for Thursday’s crucial ‘final’.

Ramsey can also play there but is better higher up the pitch.

Frankly Granit to me was MOTM yesterday. An excellent display from the Swiss who controlled our tempo from midfield and got stuck in.

BUT AMN was “OK”. He’s a real sport and always brings energy to task. Still I feel he is better served pushing Bellerin who needs competition.

Come summer, if we can add in this department we will do ourselves massive favours.

It doesn’t have to be an expensive big buy either since both Elneny and Granit are steadily improving, AMN can also continue to feature periodically.

Particularly if Jack leaves, it will be crucial to bring someone who can carry the ball up the vertical like Santi did for us.

This French bloke Tanguy Ndombele playing for Lyon could be interesting. Only 21yrs, plenty of strength and pace but also very quick feet. I believe he is on loan from Ligue 2 Amiens with option to buy for Lyon. Won’t break the bank but will add option for us and a player willing to come off the bench and improve over due course.

BODMAS
BODMAS

Gute Besserung Mo. ..

Ejeh
Ejeh

Get well soon mo

Auba ma Ying
Auba ma Ying

Get well soon Mohamed Elneny!

santori
santori

Superb display by Granit against West Ham. MOTM for me and Adrain Clarke.;)

Hope he keeps improving.

He is vital to the rhythm of this team. I like his accurate and long forward passes which helps us transition quicker.

Likely he won’t be heralded by the usual stats merchants.

They prefer to highlight AMN but Granit’s passing completion rate was 92% and he made 50 more passes than anyone-else on the pitch just saying.

Some tasty tackles too.

Looks like we have him in a Regista role sitting deep, not entirely a DM but a deep lying playmaker.

That would mean we have a 4-1-2-3

with two roving mids in Elneny and Ramsey just ahead.

Against Athletico maybe we can modify to a 4-1-3-2 with Welbeck and Laca up top, Ozil just behind and Jack and Ramsey on either side , Granit sitting deep. There are merits to a 3 at the back formation too for more caution since its two legged and an away goal for them will be a huge problem for us.

I smell like bouef
I smell like bouef

No home Mo!

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

Get well soon Mo Elneny. You rock!