Fri 01 April 2022 | 11:14

Arteta hopes Elneny recovers emotionally after Egypt failure

Egypt failed to reach the World Cup after losing again to Senegal.


boss Mikel Arteta has expressed hope that

Mohamed Elneny

will be able to recover emotionally after Egypt failed to qualify for the World Cup.

The Egyptian midfielder was the part of the team that lost 3-1 on penalties in the play-off match against


and missed the World Cup. This is the second time in less than two months that Senegal has beaten


on penalties. In February, the Teranga Lions defeated the Pharaohs in the final to win their first Africa Cup of Nations title, and now they have beaten Egypt again to advance to the World Cup.

Arteta is worried about the condition of his team midfielder and hopes that he will get over it as soon as possible.

The Spanish manager said:

"Well, I think the majority of [Arsenal players who were on international duty] had some really good experiences, some really good performances, they scored some important goals as well.

"I'm really sad for Mo Elneny because it is the second time that has happened and emotionally that means a lot to him, so I am sure the team will be here and ready to help him."

Asked about Monday's game against Crystal Palace, Arteta said:

"Yeah, [the last time we played them], we scored right at the end and it was a tough match.

"We had some really good periods, some periods where we struggled. We conceded two very poor goals in that game with simple giveaways that put the game into a really difficult position.

"The team, especially at home, is doing really well and the coaching staff are doing a great job and we know how it is to play in their stadium."









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