Arsenal midfielder Elneny set for lengthy spell on sidelines after knee surgery
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is set for an indefinite layoff after undergoing surgery for a knee injury, as the club reportedly close in on the signing of Jorginho from Chelsea.
Egypt international Elneny, who has made five Premier League appearances this season for Mikel Arteta's side, suffered the problem in training.
Though he has undergone a successful operation, the 30-year-old will spend a significant period on the sidelines as he begins his road to recovery.
"Following an injury sustained in a recent training session, subsequent assessments have confirmed that Mohamed Elneny has a significant injury to his right knee," read a club statement.
"Mo has had successful surgery in London and will be ruled out for an extended period of time.
"A more detailed timescale will be established once the early stages of rehabilitation have been completed."
The Gunners have also confirmed a loan exit for Marquinhos.
The Brazilian teenager, who has made six appearances this term, has joined Championship outfit Norwich City until the end of the season.