Fenerbahce asks Arsenal to set a date for a meeting over Elneny’s January transfer

Mohamed Elneny could still leave Arsenal this month, even though he is away at AFCON with Egypt.

The midfielder has been just a squad member under Mikel Arteta at the Emirates, and he remains one player that could leave at the end of his current deal in the summer.

However, he has now been linked with a January return to Turkey, where he previously spent time on loan at Besiktas.

Sport360Egypt via The Sun claims the midfielder remains on the radar of Fenerbahce, and they want to sign him this month.

The report says they have already made their intention known to Arsenal and have asked for a date to sit and negotiate his transfer.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Elneny has been a good squad member since he moved to Arsenal, but it is hard to see him becoming more relevant than that.

At 29, he is at a point in his career when he needs to play often, and he is not of the required quality to enjoy that at Arsenal.

However, after losing Ainsley Maitland Niles, it might not be smart to sell another midfielder.

We need squad depth in this second half of the season, and it is probably worth keeping the Egyptian until the end of the campaign.

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  1. Tbh we don’t need too many players as we only have epl matches aside Thursday caraboa cup and hopefully final at Wembley

  2. We don’t need him. One of poor purchases at the club. The next to leave should be Cedric, now that Mari and Kolasinac have left.

    Clean up the dead woods and bring in proper players
    A new midfielder and a striker is required

  3. OT but relevant :

    It is now being reported that a Saudi club are looking into taking Aubameyang on loan for rest of the season – can’t wait to see what players are going to come in!!!!

    1. it is Al Sadd(Xavi former club),paying his wages shouldn’t be a problem but with his mum still I’ll,I doubt that he’d move so far away.

  4. With all these players leaving and the posibility of europe next season we will have to bring in a fair few player to squad.

  5. This outgoing should have happened 2 windows ago. Why the sudden rush now? Is something BIG about to happen? The way wages are cleared and spaces are created is suspicious.
    I just hope it is NOT for the money alone.

  6. Would be a big mistake to let Elneny go this month unless replacement is brought in.

    AMN asked to leave the club so and we had another 4 CM so it was fine.

    If Elneny goes we’ll have only 3 left.
    Sambi is still young and not a key player yet.
    Partey has had a few injuries since joining.
    And Xhaka… well, do I really need to comment on Xhaka?

    Elneny’s got 6 month left on his contract, we’ll get next to nothing in transfer fee. We are much better off letting him run his contract down and keep him in the squad till the end of the season. He will play games and even though many fans rate him poorly I think he’s a decent player.

    1. I would rather see Azeez, Cottrell, Akinola, Patino and Eddine play than Elneny.

      Elneny is not going to stay, neither is Nketiah and most likely Chambers and Lacazette will also go. Therefore we need to look at the future. John-Jules, Moller, Hutchinson and Bierith must be afforded bench time. Monlouis, Swanson, Reikik, Alebiouso, Ogungbo and Lopez should also be looked at to fill bench spaces. However, for now we have a squad of 23 including 3 keepers. Suspensions, illness and Afcon will mean Xhaka, Aubameyang, Elneny, Pepe will miss out tomorrow, so I expect Patino and 1 other academy player to make the bench. I think White or Cambers will play DM alongside Sambi. I hope it’s White, allowing Holding to play alongside Gabriel, although I hear Cedric is also struggling? So Chambers could come in with White playing Right back.

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