Mohamed Elneny and Matt Doherty tests positive for COVID 19
The Premier League duo have been tested positive while on international duty
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has tested positive whilst on international duty with Egypt national team.
The 28-year-old, who joined the international set-up for African Qualifiers, was found asymptomatic and will miss the weekend’s Premier League clash against Leeds United.
A statement from EFA read,”The results of the medical swabs conducted by the national team upon arrival in Togo showed all negative except for Arsenal player Mohamed Elneny, whose result appeared positive without any symptoms.
“The player immediately began to implement the special medical protocol for people infected with Covid-19.”
Elneny has been impressive for Mikel Arteta’s side this season after returning from the loan spell at Turkish club Besiktas.
Meanwhile, Tottenham right-back Matt Doherty, who represents Ireland, has also tested positive for Coronavirus on Monday, confirmed by Football Association of Ireland.
“The Football Association of Ireland can confirm Matt Doherty and James McClean have tested positive for COVID-19.
The rest of the staff & squad tested negative ahead of the flight back to Dublin this morning before the match against Bulgaria on Wednesday.”
Doherty joined Spurs in the summer and will now miss the Premier League fixture against Manchester City this weekend.
There has been a huge concern over the rise of positive cases, specifically for Premier League players, with the count reaching 16 this week.
“The Premier League can today confirm that between Monday 9 November and Sunday 15 November, 1,207 players and club staff were tested for Covid-19. Of these, there were 16 new positive tests.
“Players or club staff who have tested positive will self-isolate for a period of 10 days.”