Arsene Wenger has confirmed that one of his key players in the midfield department is unlikely to play a part in the upcoming clash with Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
The Arsenal manager surprised many fans around the globe on Friday by announcing that he would no longer be in charge of the team after this season is brought to an end.
And a couple of days after that announcement, Wenger watched his side comfortably beat West Ham at home to remain on course to finish in sixth place in the Premier League this season.
However, Sunday’s affair at the Emirates stadium was not entirely about good news as Mohamed Elneny succumbed to an injury during the second half of the game.
The Egypt international, who set up Danny Welbeck’s vital goal in the second leg of the tie against CSKA Moscow, was stretchered off with what appeared to be a serious ankle problem.
“It’s an ankle problem that is very painful,” the Arsenal manager said after Sunday’s game.
“Overall I believe that we have to wait until the X-ray to know a little more about it.
“But Thursday will be too soon for him.”