It is being widely reported that Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is set to sign for Besiktas some time on Friday and the chances are that he will not be the only departee.
Apparently, the Egyptian international is set to put pen to paper on a one year deal with the Turkish giants covering his Arsenal wages.
The 27-year old, who joined the Gunners in January 2016 from Swiss side FC Basel is being signed to provide cover for Chile international Gary Medel, who signed for Serie A club Bologna yesterday.
This is a good move for Elneny, who managed just eight Premier League appearances for Arsenal last season and rumours are persisting that Nacho Monreal will follow quickly on his heels out the Emirates exit door.
Speaking to the media at his weekly press conference Unai Emery admitted that it is a possibility that the Spanish defender will leave within the next four days.
“We finish here our transfer window and in Europe it’s going to finish on Monday,” Emery said.
“We cannot sign another player, but we have the possibility [for players] to leave in the next four days. Yes, [Monreal] is one possibility.”
For Emery to say that in public means only one thing in all reality, that Monreal will be leaving and taking a guess, I would suggest the only issue left in the negotiations are over when he departs, before or after the Tottenham game.