Arsenal fans have received a major boost as midfielder Mohamed Elneny has returned to light training and is hopeful of being fully fit for pre-season. The 30-year-old had been out of action since January due to a knee injury that required surgery, but he has made impressive progress in his rehabilitation.
Elneny's injury was a setback for Arsenal, who signed Jorginho from Chelsea for £12 million on deadline day to cover for his absence. However, with the Egyptian now on track to be fit for the pre-season tour to the USA in July, Gunners fans can look forward to seeing their midfielder back in action.
Elneny has been with Arsenal since January 2016 and is the longest-serving player in the current squad. Despite being out injured, he signed a new contract with the club in February that runs until the summer of 2024. Elneny is a popular member of the squad, and manager Mikel Arteta has kept him close to the group throughout his injury.
The midfielder has been travelling with the squad to both home and away games, and he has visited the dressing room after matches. Elneny made eight appearances for Arsenal this season, scoring once, before his injury. With his return to training, Arsenal fans can now look forward to seeing him back in action soon.