Besiktas enquire about Arsenal midfielder’s signature

Besiktas have Asked Arsenal to name their price for Mo Elneny as they look to sign the midfielder on a permanent deal.

Turkish publication Fanatik claims that our side will ask for a €7 Million fee for his signature, with just 18 months remaining on his current deal.

The Egyptian spent last season on loan with the club, only for Elneny to return to Arsenal in the summer and stake a claim for a first-team role.

Mo has started 10 of our 17 Premier League matches so far this season however, albeit with Thomas Partey having been sidelined for much of his time since arriving as a Deadline Day signing back in October.

It will be interesting to see who starts in the coming weeks with the Ghanaian having returned to full training, and with the club likely to have to sell before the they can buy this month, an offer for one of our players cannot be discounted.

Arsenal currently have Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka also vying for roles in midfield, although there has also been talk of the former being recalled by Real Madrid having played a limited role under Mikel Arteta this term.

Does Elneny deserve to be a regular in our side? Can Arsenal afford to turn down any serious offers for players in the current financial climate?

Patrick

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11 Comments

  1. cruz gunner says:

    Sell.

    Mo is a decent player, but was never Arsenal quality.

    1. jon fox says:

      How can you possibly say that Elneny is “a decent player”? PALPABLY HE IS NOT ! At least your first word is correct!

  2. gotta_feel_sorry_for_the_lad says:

    12-15 million minimum. Decent squad member, just had a joint motm performance with Partey bossing the midfield at Old Trafford 2 months ago and by all accounts a great presence to have around. Character in the ‘dressing room’ is a factor, and for example, part of why Arteta values Bellerin and is said to be interested in Joan Jordan for leadership qualities – something we are said to be lacking.

    7 mill not worth it.. can’t keep selling good players for nothing even now.

  3. Gunner23 says:

    For 7m they should be looking at the Championship not EPL midfielders. Just saying,

  4. Davi says:

    Agree, we should be charging a bit more for him as he’s a useful player. Teams think we’re a joke with transfers (because we are) – need to change that perspective

  5. ZA mind says:

    We need two players per position.
    Who will replace him for 7 M

  6. ken1945 says:

    It’s obvious that MA rates him highly, as can be seen by his selection in the match day squads.
    We have to listen to offers for our players, but also must remember we haven’t got the luxury of being able to buy “better” squad players…. and Arteta certainly sees him as that, an important squad player.

  7. TAR says:

    Why should we listen to any offers? If we want to trim the team, let’s offload deadwood and keep the players that we can use to rotate without any disruption to our performance and shape. I dont think this is a player we should sell.

  8. Stan Adams says:

    Elneney great trier and good guy who simply isnt good enough for Afc.
    Afc paid 5 million for him and if they can get 7 million they should take it,Elneney would get regular footy elsewhere and he has always given 100% so like Martinez wish him good luck and good bye.

  9. Pco says:

    I’d rather him that xhaka or Ceballos. We need a player like Elneny that tirelessly works in the midfield breaking up the oppositions play. He won’t make that killer pass in the middle every game but he will run his socks of to win the ball back for the other players that can. He needs to stay at the club, presently we are a better team when he is in it!

  10. Glorious says:

    Only sell if we are getting Isco or Pulisic of Chelsea. ESR is still developing,

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