Arsenal has officially confirmed that Mohamed Elneny has joined Besiktas on loan until the end of the season. That makes it two players today that have departed the Emirates.
Earlier in the day, Nacho Monreal completed his move to Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad in a permanent deal in what is proving to be an unusually busy Saturday for the transfer gurus at the club.
Elneny joined Arsenal back in January 2016 from the very successful Swiss side FC Basel, where the Egyptian had won four successive league titles, not something he was able to replicate with us, unfortunately.
He never quite made the breakthrough in North London though he did manage 89 games in all competitions in an Arsenal top and it could be argued that he had a better time with his country where he featured for Egypt in the 2018 world cup and won a runner-up medal in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
It may sound harsh but Elneny will not be missed in terms of his contribution to the team and a parting of ways was always on the cards this summer.
Obviously we wish him the best of luck and hope that his tenure with Besiktas is more fruitful for him than his time at Arsenal.