Arsenal’s Midfield Target Confirms He Is On His Way To The Emirates! by AT
With Arsenal currently suffering from an injury crisis in midfield, it was widely reported last week that the North London club had a agreed a £5million deal with FC Basel for midfielder Mohammed Elneny, who has been turning quite a few heads with his performances for the Swiss club.
Further reports have now emerged that a medical has indeed been completed and according to sources in Egypt, the player has himself given verbal confirmation of his move to the Emirates and is understood to have said that the deal will be completed and signed on Sunday afternoon. The source of the news is Ahram Online, which is a massive and reliable Egyptian website.
Now while there are no quotes from the Egyptian international on the subject, I believe the news is very reliable considering that it comes from a source in the player’s homeland and given that this is a story that has developed very quickly over the past week with numerous reports coming in from reliable sources. Besides, it is no secret anymore that Wenger is interested in the Basel star and is desperate to land him once the transfer window opens.
Perhaps the only hurdle at this point will be a work permit. But with the player being an established Egyptian international with 39 caps for his home country, that shouldn’t really be a problem. With Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla both recovering from long-term injuries, the 23-year-old midfielder might well have a big part to play in Arsenal’s quest for the Premier League title.