Will Elneny injury prompt late Arsenal signing?

Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny has fallen foul of injury whilst on international duty with Egypt this week.

The midfielder was due to play in tonight’s crunch quarter-final match against Morocco this evening, but was ruled out with a calf injury.

The extent of the injury is still unconfirmed, but with Granit Xhaka currently banned from action and proving to be ill-disciplined, Santi Cazorla without a foreseeable return date from injury, Jack Wilshere on loan until the end of the season, as well as the Egyptian’s possible extended absence, the Frenchman may well have consider his options.

One player who may well have brought the need for a central addition down however is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The former Southampton youth product put in a thoroughly impressive and creative display in place of Aaron Ramsey at the base of midfield against his former side this weekend, and may well have staked a claim for an extended run in the side.

Arsene Wenger has regularly overlooked the Ox for a first-team role however, having regularly impressed in cup and European competitions, only to fail to live up to those performances in the Premier League.

Arsenal will have one more match to play on Tuesday before the transfer window closes, but there will be little to no time to assess the Ox should he be given the nod against Watford, as the window closes around an hour and a half later.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles also did well in the centre against Southampton, but his lack of experience could prove a problem in what could prove to be the toughest top six battle in Premier League history.

Do we have enough options in the squad to cover without Santi Cazorla, Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka?

Pat J

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  1. Well given that every player suffers an average of two injuries throughout the season I think it would be foolish to sign a new player. If we brought in a new player everytime someone got injured we would become bankrupt and even if we wouldn’t, where would they all play when fit? Look at defense, we have koscileny, mertesacker, mustafi, gabriel and Holding. Why are we paying 5 players to fight for 2 positions? I think we can’t keep them all happy and definitley can’t afford to pay them all for nothing.

  2. samtz says:

    No need!Am hearing that Ozil,Ramsey and Coquelin are injured?!!!anyway if those rumours are true,Could we try Holding or Gabriel in DM with OX in Box to Box mid?give Iwobi Ozil no. Walcot and welbeck on wings,Sanchez upfront!!

  3. Kostafi says:

    No. I wonder if it’s the media that make the fans crave a signing or just us the fans? The January window is a distraction. It should be for finding short term solutions to long term injuries as well as for clubs who want to spend their way out of relegation woes (much like sacking and replacing managers).
    We had 2 kids who played brilliantly on Saturday evening. Why add another player to block a congested path to the first team? AMN was a contender for MOTM for me on Sunday. Good tackles in and around the box that I was worried would lead to penalties, but the boy is composed in his pace. Lord keep his mum out of his path to success… Wilshere is doing well on the South coast as well while Santi has been given a new contract. How many more CM’s? Without El Neny, we have Coq, Rambo, Xhaka (in 3 games), the Ox! and AMN too, and prob Santi around March. Hpefully El Neny is back earlier- thats 7 by my count for 2 positions.

  4. Wilshegz says:

    I think we should get Kolasinac or Ricardo Rodriguez for LB

  5. Jansen says:

    We have enough options and there is no chance Wenger will buy any first team player this window.

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