- Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mohamed Elneny is out for the rest of the season
- But the Frenchman believes he will be available for Egypt for the 2018 World Cup
- Wenger explained while speaking ahead of their match against Atletico Madrid
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained that the chances of star midfielder Mohamed Elneny to return to action again this season are very slim.
Elneny was carried off on a stretcher on the stroke of half-time during Sunday's 4-1 win over West Ham and has suffered an ankle ligament injury.
Arsene Wenger stated clearly that the Egypt international will miss the Gunners' Europa League semi final clash against Atletico Madrid with the first leg on Thursday, April 26.
"Elneny has a little, little chance to play at Huddersfield.
"I think he will be available for Egypt at the World Cup but not anymore for Arsenal,'' the Frenchman said according to Sky Sports.
Wenger also confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be on the sidelines on Thursday, April 26, but could feature in the second leg in Madrid.
Arsene Wenger will be leaving Arsenal at the end of the season, and his players will want to win the Europa League title for him as a farewell gift.
The Gunners have no chance of finishing among the top four teams this season, and winning the Europa League will make them to qualify automatically for Champions League next term.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Arsene Wenger finally confirmed that he will be leaving the Gunners at the end of the season after 22 years in charge.
The Frenchman has been at the North London club since 1996 and has won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.
His side's incredible undefeated season will remain one of the greatest achievements in Premier League history, while the Gunners managed to break Manchester United's dominance in the late 90s and early 2000s.
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