Report: 'Incredible' Arsenal player could now be ruled out until next year with injury
Goal report that there are now indications that the anchorman will not play again until 2023 due to the problem he picked up against Fulham.
The report revisits quotes from Mikel Arteta saying that the Egyptian is looking at a period of months on the sidelines rather than weeks.
And now it seems that we may have seen the last of Elneny in 2022, although an exact return date is as yet unclear.
Elneny could now be expected to return in 2023
Arsenal failed to get a central midfielder through the door on transfer deadline day, despite the pursuit of Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz.
Thomas Partey is expected back a lot sooner than Elneny and the postponement of the Everton and PSV games give him even more chance to recover.
Oleksandr Zinchenko can also move into midfield to cover, which would allow Kieran Tierney to get more games at left-back.
Elneny did not get much gametime last season but performed admirably when he came into the side in the closing weeks of the season.
He signed a new contract in the summer, at which point Edu hailed his ‘incredible mentality‘, which will help him come back stronger from this blow.
The games are only mounting up now with the postponements and Elneny’s absence will be keenly felt, in terms of the ability to rotate the squad at the very least.
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