Big Blow – 5ft11 Arsenal midfielder ruled out of action for 4weeks

Bar Santi Cazorla, Arsene Wenger will have a full squad in the early days if January and he’ll not be able to claim injuries have affected his team.

According to report, Mohamed Elneny has been named in the squad of Pharoes that will play in the African Cup of Nations and he is expected to miss games against, against Bournemouth, Swansea and Burnley, respectively. Elneny is leaving for Egypt on January 2, a day before their clash against Eddie Howe’s men, leaving the Gunners slightly short in the midfield as Santi Cazorla is out with injury.

“He’s going to the Africa Cup of Nations on January 2,” revealed Arsène Wenger, on Arsenal’s official website. “He will be in the squad against Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day but after he will leave us to play for Egypt.”

Elneny has made 10 appearances in the league this season, picking up only one assist in the process and was part of the side which started against Manchester United at Old Trafford. He made five substitute appearances in the Champions League and added some much needed depth in the centre of the park.

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