Arsene Wenger confirmed this morning we have yet another injury blow to deal with ahead of tomorrow’s match against Liverpool.
Injuries have played a major role in stopping us from winning a league title for more than a decade now and it seems history could be about to repeat itself, in a season where we’ve already lost Santi Cazorla and now it seems Mo Elneny is now out for three weeks.
Elneny who only recently returned from international duty with Egyptian at the Africa Cup of nations where he scored but ended up on the losing side in the final, will now be out until after the international break later this month.
Wenger said ahead of Liverpool’s clash as quoted by the club’s official website:
“Elneny has an ankle problem that should be sorted out in three weeks. He got injured at Sutton and will not be available for Saturday’s game.”
The absence of the Egypt international means Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be given a free role to continue his development in central midfield role where he has been playing well in recent weeks.
The absence of Elneny won’t be huge, but its another option Arsene Wenger will need to do without as the Frenchman finds himself under increasing pressure to save our season.