While Arsenal wait for the transfer of Mohamed Elneny from the Swiss club Basel to be completed, assuming that the work permit for the Egyptian international midfielder to be able to play in the English Premier League is granted, Arsene Wenger still has the problem of how to cope without central midfielders like Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and perhaps most importantly Francis Coquelin.
At the minute the manager only has Calum Chambers and Mathieu Flamini to choose from for the holding role and perhaps that is why Arsenal are bringing back Isaac Hayden from his loan spell in the Championship with Hull City.The 20-year old was supposed to stay with Steve Bruce and the Tigers for the whole season but a Metro report has revealed that Hull have agreed to let us have him back now.
Hayden can play as either a centre back or a defensive midfielder and they are both positions where the Gunners are a bit light and may need cover for. He has played 13 games for Hull City this season so even though Hayden has not started for them since they were beaten by Man City in the League cup at the start of December, he should be match fit and ready to step in should Arsene Wenger need to call on him.
However, I do expect this to be a temporary measure until we see whether Elneny will get his work permit and how well he settles. But should Arsenal be looking at another DM transfer rather than bringing this young Gunner back?