Arsenal loanee at deadlock in pay dispute: Likely to return to Gunners

Mohamed Elneny celebrating with his Besiktas teammates (Photo via Elneny on Instagram)
Mohamed Elneny celebrating with his Besiktas teammates (Photo via Elneny on Instagram)

Besiktas are at a ‘deadlock’ in talks with Mohamed Elneny over his pay dispute, which is likely to lead to a return from loan to Arsenal.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 03: Mohamed Elneny of Besiktas reacts at full-time after the UEFA Europa League group K match between Besiktas and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vodafone Park on October 03, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Mohamed Elneny of Besiktas reacts at full-time on October 03, 2019. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Turkish outlet Milliyet (via Turkish-Football) report that Besiktas aren’t making any ground in their dispute with Elneny over an outstanding €600,000 debt to the Egypt international.

The club are holding negotiations with the Arsenal loanee to try and find a compromise over the unpaid wages they owe him. He’s refusing to play for the club until they reach an agreement, with the dispute dragging on for months.

If Elneny doesn’t get his money, the report suggests he could terminate his loan deal and return to Arsenal. Loris Karius already did the same thing in a similar situation.

Of course, Elneny’s initial loan agreement only lasts until June 30th anyway. After that, Arsenal would have to agree an extension, which they probably won’t do if Besiktas aren’t even paying the player’s wages anymore.

The Turkish Super Lig returns on June 12th, however, so Besiktas can get a few more weeks out of Elneny if they can resolve the problem before then. It’s just not looking very likely right now.