Arsenal fans will be hoping that this early signing will prove to be the first a few new players that Arsene Wenger will add to our injury hit squad over the next few weeks and if you believe even half of the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds then young Mohamed Elneny will certainly not be the only addition.
The 23-year old midfielder from Swiss club Basel looks like he will be the first though, as The Mirror is reporting that he will be flying straight to London after his christmas break back in Egypt rather than returning to his current club.
We have already agree a transfer fee of around £5 million apparently and the discussions on personal terms are almost done and dusted, so Elneny could be a Gunner in the next few days. The Egypt international has already earned a great deal of experience with his country and has proved himself to be a talented and versatile player.
He is an all round midfielder with more of a goal threat than our injured Frenchman Francis Coquelin and has already scored six goals for Basel this season so it could well be that Wenger sees him more as competition and cover for Ramsey and Cazorla than Flamini and Coquelin.
If that is the case, which other midfielder would you like to see come to Arsenal in the January transfer window?