Arsenal star ruled out for 3 weeks as ligament damage is confirmed

By on April 23, 2018

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is facing three weeks out and could miss the rest of the season after damaging ankle ligaments against West Ham yesterday.

Elneny rolled his left ankle while challenging for the ball with Mark Noble during the closing stages of the first half during our 4-1 victory over the Hammers on Sunday afternoon.

He was stretchered from the field in tears and Arsene Wenger admitted after the game in his post-match interview that the injury didn’t look good but they’d wait for scan results to come back before the full extent was known.

Egypt’s national team assistant manager, Mahmoud Fayez, has now revealed that X-rays show the injury isn’t serious but Elneny is still expected to be out for around 3 weeks.

Fayez is quoted by the Express as saying:

“I just contacted Elneny after he finished his X-ray and thankfully his injury is not serious and he will be out of action for three weeks.

“He will join us in the World Cup.”

Obviously it’s good news for Egypt as it means Elneny will make the World Cup but a three week absence would rule the midfielder out of our remaining Premier League games and both legs against Atletico Madrid.

There would be a chance Elneny could return for a possible final on May 16th, however, he may be back a little sooner as Arsenal haven’t ruled out the possibility of him playing again this season.

In a statement released on Arsenal.com the club confirmed Elneny has damaged ankle ligaments but say they’re hoping he’ll play again before the end of the campaign.

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.

We’ll have to wait and see how Elneny recovers over the coming weeks but he’ll be missed against Atletico on Thursday as he’s been a great form recently.