Dead body found at house of Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny

Mohamed Elneny

Elneny’s dad Nasser came across the body of a man when he visited the villa in Mahalla al-Kubra, according to the BBC (opens in new tab).

Police have said that the man was attempting to steal electrical cables in the property, before being electrocuted.

Elneny’s family had recently given the house to a charity that would be using it as office space.

The 27-year-old was reportedly informed about what had happened over the phone.

The story follows an attempted carjacking of Elneny’s Gunners team-mates Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil (opens in new tab) by an armed gang in London last week.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.