Arsenal boss confirms midfielder will miss next 4 games

By on March 2, 2017

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mohamed Elneny has been ruled out for three weeks on an ankle injury.

Elneny was forced to have treatment during the first half of our FA Cup win over Sutton United after turning his ankle on their artificial pitch.

The Egyptian international carried on but was eventually replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he took to social media last weekend to confirm his left ankle was in a protective boot.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference this morning ahead of our trip to Liverpool on Saturday, Wenger confirmed that Elneny has an ankle injury and will be out for three weeks.

The boss is quoted by Football London as saying:

“Elneny has an ankle problem which should be sorted out in three weeks.

“He got injured at Sutton but he will not be available for Saturday’s game.”

It means that the 24-year-old will sit out Saturday’s clash with Liverpool, the Champions League ‘dead rubber’ with Bayern Munich, our FA Cup quarter final with Lincoln and the league game at West Brom.

We then have the international break which should give Elneny plenty of time to regain full fitness ahead of the visit of Manchester City to the Emirates at the start of April.

The good news is that Aaron Ramsey is back in full training and will be back in the squad against Liverpool this weekend so we have another option in the middle of the park.