FC Basel have confirmed that Arsenal target, Mohamed Elneny, has missed training ahead of a possible transfer and with the Gunners being the only club seriously interested, it’s looking like the Egyptian could be heading to north London.

The midfielder has been linked with us heavily in recent weeks and with Francis Coquelin out for a while longer, the 23-year-old looks like a safe bet.

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Basel’s midfielder Mohamed Elneny celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League football match between Fiorentina and Basel on September 17, 2015, at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Now, Basel have confirmed that the player has missed training and could be on his way out of the club very soon.

Although this isn’t confirmation, it’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll be the club to get Elneny’s signature and proves that Wenger is true to his word.

With January only in its first week, it’s exciting to see whether this will be our only signing or whether Wenger has more plans in store.

Watch some of Mohamed Elneny’s highlights here.