According to a report coming out of Egypt, Mohamed Elneny is looking to engineer a move away from the Emirates before the European transfer window shuts on September 2nd.
Egyptian website El Ahly is claiming that Elneny’s agent Alan Nazmy is in London to talk to Arsenal about the future of his client.
Apparently, Turkish side Galatasaray is keen on the 27-year-old as well as clubs in Germany, Spain and France, though they remain unnamed at this stage.
Whether this rumour turns out to be true or not it has to be said that it would make perfect sense for the Egyptian international to seek another club. He appeared just 17 times for the Gunners last season and that was in all competitions and he is hardly likely to feature much more this campaign.
Elneny must know the writing is on the wall for him, Joe Willock has burst on to the scene and Dani Ceballos has been brought in and it is difficult to see a scenario where he will jump ahead of those two as well as Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira.
You have to also think that Elneny is at least interested in a transfer if he has allowed his agent to travel to London to talk with Arsenal.
However, while it does make sense for Elneny to move on Unai Emery may not be so keen on reducing his squad with four competitions in play.
If I had to put a bet on this one I would back Elneny staying put but who knows, anything is possible.