Alleged cable thief found dead at Elneny’s home in Egypt

Alleged cable thief found dead at Elneny’s home in Egypt
Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jul 30, 2019. 12:00

A man found dead at the Egypt home of Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is believed to have been electrocuted while attempting to steal cables.

Elneny’s father, Nasser, discovered the body at the home near the city of Mahalla Al-Kubra and called local police.

The house is under construction, while the identity of the alleged cable thief is not known at this stage.

The BBC reports that the man attempted to steal the electrical cables at the house and was then electrocuted during the theft.

News website claimed that the body was found ‘in a patio’ of the home.

The Egypt international joined Arsenal in January 2016 for a fee of around £5million, and has since struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular.

He has made just 46 Premier League appearances in the three and a half seasons he has been with the club.

There had been suggestions he would leave the Gunners this summer and was reportedly one of the three players being offered to Crystal Palace as part of a deal to try and sign Ivory Coast star Wilfried Zaha.

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