Egypt’s Elneny makes Arsenal return after lengthy absence

Mohamad Mosselhi , Thursday 3 Nov 2022

Arsenal’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny is back in action with the Gunners for the first time in more than two months after recovering from injury as he is set to start the game against FC Zurich in the Europa League on Thursday in London.

File photo: Mohamed Elneny celebrates after scoring for Arsenal against Newcastle United on 2 May 20
File photo: Mohamed Elneny celebrates after scoring for Arsenal against Newcastle United on 2 May 2021. AFP

 

The 30-year-old has been out of action since suffering a muscle injury in Arsenal's Premier League game against Fulham on 27 August.

He returned to Arsenal’s training on Saturday but he was dropped from the squad that thrashed Nottingham Forest 5-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.

Elneny, who was granted a one-year contract extension in the summer, has made 148 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions, scoring five goals and providing 10 assists.

Arsenal secured their place in the next round as they top the Group A with 12 points, two points ahead of PSV Eindhoven and eight off third placed Bodo/Glimt

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