Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny has examined optimistic for COVID-19 because the Premier League revealed an alarming rise in circumstances from the latest spherical of testing.
The highest-flight returned 16 optimistic coronavirus circumstances from 1,207 gamers and employees examined final week, the best weekly quantity for the reason that testing course of started.
Furthermore, a number of hundred much less folks had been a part of this spherical of testing because of the worldwide break, so the true variety of optimistic circumstances amongst Premier League footballers could also be significantly increased.
Elneny has change into the newest to check optimistic for the virus whereas on worldwide responsibility with Egypt, the place Liverpool star Mohamed Salah can be self-isolating with COVID.
In the meantime, Tottenham right-back Matt Doherty examined optimistic whereas on worldwide responsibility with Wales.
The numbers increase extra points concerning the timing of the worldwide break and officers can be involved concerning the influence of top-flight gamers returning to their golf equipment later this week.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho earlier criticised the worldwide break in a sarcastic Instagram publish from contained in the Premier League bubble.
He wrote: “Wonderful week of soccer. Nice feelings within the nationwide group matches, very good friendlies and complete security.
“Covid check outcomes after matches been performed, randomers operating on the pitch whereas group classes are going down and way more.
“After one other coaching session with solely 6 gamers, it’s now time to deal with myself.”