Boost for Maitland-Niles as two clubs battle to sign Arsenal team-mate

Mohamed Elneny is the subject of interest from both Galatasaray and Besiktas at present, which could well open the door for Ainsley Maitland-Niles to get his chance in Arsenal’s midfield.

The 24 year-old has been crying out for a role as a central midfielder, with manager Mikel Arteta preferring to use him at full-back or wing-back predominantly in previous seasons, but with Elneny looking likely to depart, he could finally get his chance.

The Egyptian midfielder is currently being linked with moves to both Turkish Super Lig sides Besiktas and Galatasaray, with their transfer window remaining open until later than the Premier League’s, which closed on last Tuesday.

CaughtOffside cites Turkish outlet Milliyet that the deal isn’t close however, with an issue over wage demands currently blocking the deal, but their window remains open until September 8 so there is no rush at present to get this over the line.

You would have to imagine that AMN would be first in line to get his chance, having been denied a move away this summer.

Should Arsenal be allowing Elneny to leave considering our backup options?


Tags Ainsley Maitland-Niles Mo Elneny


  1. Sean M says:

    Azeez is at Portsmouth this season.

    1. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

      this is an in-house piece, which makes it all the more baffling and disconcerting

      1. jon fox says:

        Any REAL fan would know Azeez is now at Pompey!

  2. billy bunter says:

    Elneny far better than AMN. AMN should be sent to Carlisle

    1. Declan says:

      Billy Bunter or billy banter😊

  3. Mrcool says:

    What boost?

    Arteta will never allow that guy to kick a ball as far as he remains the coach.

  4. Didrik Plehn says:

    He was playing in our midfield against Bradford last week ‘behind closed doors’. 4-0 win to The Arsenal 😉

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