Arsenal made Elneny transfer decision because of this reason

Mohamed Elneny will remain at Arsenal for the final year of his current deal because of a lack of midfield options for Mikel Arteta.

The Egyptian had been tipped to leave the Gunners before the Turkish transfer window closes with Galatasaray interested in a move for him.

However, Arsenal has rejected an offer from the Turkish giants and he looks set to stay.

Football London reckons that Arsenal could get into a midfield crisis and need him to fill in for their regular players during the course of the campaign.

The Gunners signed Albert Sambi Lokonga in the last transfer window, but the Belgian isn’t enough cover considering Thomas Partey’s injury record and Granit Xhaka’s poor discipline.

Ainsley-Maitland Niles and Calum Chambers are two other squad members who could be useful to the Gunners in midfield, but they might also be needed at right-back.

With these considerations, the report claims it is simply the right thing for the Gunners to keep Elneny with them for another campaign.

Manuel Locatelli and Houssem Aouar are two other midfielders who were linked with a move to Arsenal and selling Elneny would have made more sense if the Gunners had landed either of them.

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18 Comments

  1. Johnze says:

    Lol. Great business again from our club if he stays… We could have recup 5m total including wages. Not a lot but on top of that we play no european cup. He will leave for ACN… Did not arteta said maitalnd niles would play ??? That they are on a project ? What are thes 5m wasted for ??? We have 4 DM. Chambers was also said to be good in DM. So what ? These minutes could have go to Sambi amd AMN. Because these giys can inprove. Elneny won’t… He is a nice guy. Why not letting him go ?? Great job again if he stays. No questions why are in this position while emery almost got us in 4th…

  2. fairfan says:

    It’s a conundrum.
    This “useless” squad with a “clueless” manager just missed CL by one point and made the EL final. Then the next useless manager won the FA Cup /Community shield double.
    Last season this same hapless manager and the equally “brainless” scouting director missed Europe by one point.
    This season we are 0-3 after all sorts of injuries illness and playing top teams. So maybe with our new plan + new players we oughta wait and see for the next 11 games or so before slinging the hanging rope.

    1. Johnze says:

      I agree for emery he did well. We finiahed 5th, just 2 pts off from 4th. Next season the miraculous Fa cup win (2 lucky wins at the end of season) and community shield (1 peanut game) “double” hide a disappointing season with that awful early european exit and saved what would have been one without europe. For 20-21, saying we missed european football by one point…. Come on, we did not miss UCL or UEL, but missed conference league by one point 😅. We were again quite far from what could be expected from th 5th budget. Again you mention playing 3 top teams… LOL. As brentford. More than the defeats, what many pointed out was the style of this defeat and the Man city awful one (no possession, no shot on target). So yes, as fans, it is only 3 games in the season there is time to overcome that. But there is a dangerous trend since the last years as we now barely compete for UEL at best. But as you mention, it is not time either to overpanick. We will see end of december. Hopefully we will be in a better position by them and i am wrong to be more concerned than i should be

      1. sean leung says:

        dont forget mustafi sended 3 points to crystal palace, if not his brilliant work, we can be back to champion league

    2. OnceGreat says:

      Funny how you failed to mention that the last “brainless” manager finished the season 8th two times in a row. You do understand that’s a very bad result for Arsenal? You do understand that Emery got fired for less?
      Also, Arteta was on borrowed time before the start of the season so it’s not like he suddenly dropped in form and we’re all reactionary. He’s been horrendous consistently since the end of last season.
      Finally, the performances in the first three matches were worrying because the team looked like it couldn’t score if they were playing 11 against 1. And that, my friend, is all on Arteta.

      However, I would love nothing more than to be proven wrong by the man who I take for a MAssive fraud.

    3. RichSAAlao says:

      The FA Cup was won at the close of a season, the Community Shield at beginning of a new season, the two cannot be called ” double” by any means, no.

      1. Johnze says:

        I agree. We stole the cup by chance with two unexpected wins. And grabbed the CS before the season opened. 3 games. Important ones because it is nice to grab trophies, no question, and saved us the europa league. But 3 games that also damaged the club in a way as they allowed arteta to be seen as the next big manager and be given extra powers he did not deserve so soon. I believed in him at this time, i dont that much anymore. He is very fortunate to be backed up by kroenke. We play nothing this year and still he was allowed to keep this type of players. Lets count how many minutes will elneny play this year LOL. Lets count that. If arteta did not lie to AMN and if partey, xhaka, sambi are fit, lets count them. For me it was a no brainer to let him go even for 2/3m, especially as he will miss few weeks for African nations cup. This guy had the salary he wanted there in turkey, he is 29. It was times to let him play and go. We let too many players seeing the end of their contract…

  3. TrueThinker says:

    Is “the process” building or recycling?
    Next Laca, Chambers, and Kolasinac will get a new contract

  4. Blaze says:

    If Giberto Silva said the closest to his playing style is Elneny , then we fans should question the manager how badly he is being utilized.
    If the team is very good (attacking wise) with much movement, then the defender and defensive midfielders tendency to misplace passes will be minute .
    Xhaka is not as bad as we all think , but if an attacking minded midfielder is deployed as a deep lying midfielder/ defensive midfielder, what do you expect?
    If a Conte is at arsenal , I’m sure he’d bring the best out of the so called dead wood and bad players you keep pointing fingers at .
    After all Mourinho is not blind to wanting Xhaka .
    Wake up Gooners and let open our eyes and mention who is to be blamed .

  5. Reggie says:

    Elnenny has been here for years and years and has been nowhere near the first team because he is poor, lets be truthful. We cant sell him to anyone for any price.

    1. Blaze says:

      Many players seem not good enough in arsenal shirt, yet they excel in other big teams e.g Giroud , Willock Gnabry etc. Not the players but the manger

    2. Grandad says:

      And who bought Elneny and others we cannot sell?

  6. Silentstan says:

    If only we had a young, full French international as back up. Oh wait…

  7. Joe. S says:

    It’s funny as well as pitiful that Arsenal are linked with Locatelli and Aouar and then settle for a total reject like Elneny as a squad saviour. Makes as much sense as the Xhaka turnaround.

  8. Blaze says:

    You should never doubt Arsene Wenger signings. I cant remember any complains on Elneny and Xhaka during Wengers reign.

    1. Johnze says:

      we have to admit that a lot of wenger signings were not up to the level. Park chu young, chamakh, andre santos, yaya sanogo, gervinho, mustafi etc..

    2. Grandad says:

      You must be joking I for one felt justified in criticising Xhaka and Mustafi in particular from the early stages of their spells with Arsenal.Elneny cost only 5m, and as such he has always been regarded by me at least, as a back up player.

  9. Joe. S says:

    No, those two are definitely Wegner brain snaps, a product of lack of ambition and lazy recruitment, but their staying power is mind blowing. A parallel universe where mediocrity is rewarded.

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