Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny
Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny will not be available for Egypt's clash against Gabon in the World Cup qualifiers due to a muscle injury, the Egyptian football Association (EFA) announced on Thursday.
The Pharaohs will face Gabon in Libreville on Sunday.
According to the EFA statement, the Premier League side informed them that the player injured a muscle during the team's training on Thursday.
Elneny missed Egypt's 1-0 win over Angola on Wednesday due to the United Kingdom's quarantine restrictions, but was set to feature on Egypt's squad against Gabon.
The fate of Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah remains unclear with reports suggesting that he will join the Pharaohs' roster in Gabon.
Egypt are leading their Group with three points on level with Libya, while Gabon lie in the bottom of the Group after losing to Libya 2-1 on Wednesday.
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