Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has tested positive for coronavirus, his agent and the Egyptian FA have confirmed.
Alan Nazmy, who represents the Arsenal midfielder, posted on Twitter: “Elneny Positive Cov19 get well soon.”
The Egyptian FA said Elneny was now isolating in line with medical protocols. His positive test comes three days after Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah suffered a similar fate while also on international duty with Egypt.
“The results of the medical swabs conducted by the national team upon arrival in Togo showed negative all except for Arsenal player Mohamed Elneny, whose result appeared positive without any symptoms,” the EFA said on Facebook.
“The player immediately began to implement the special medical protocol for people infected with Covid-19.”
Premier League reports 16 cases
Overall, the Premier League has returned 16 positive coronavirus cases from 1,207 players and staff tested last week.
Those who tested positive in the latest round – between Monday, November 9 and Sunday, November 15 – will now self-isolate for 10 days.
The Premier League confirmed the latest figures on Monday evening, but is not naming the clubs or individuals involved.