Mohamed Elneny wants to return to Arsenal over a pay dispute with Besiktas, but they aren’t keen on the idea, according to reports in Turkey.
Fotospor (via Turkish-Football) claim Elneny wants to return to Arsenal over his ongoing pay dispute. However, the Gunners reportedly don’t want him back, and they were planning to extend his loan deal by another year.
For those who haven’t followed the story, Elneny is locked in pay negotiations with Besiktas over an outstanding debt. The club owe him €600,000 and he’s refusing to play until they reach an agreement over what happens next.
According to Fotospor, Elneny also won’t receive payment for March 15th-31st if he leaves early. Plus, Arsenal won’t pay the fee either.
Personally, I think the Turkish outlet might be playing things up a bit here, though. I seriously doubt Arsenal would leave one of their players out on a loan where they aren’t being paid without offering some kind of support. Whether they want the player back or not.
If a player publicly spoke out on that happening to them, it would be a PR disaster, if nothing else.
I’m not saying I’d expect Arsenal to pay Besiktas’ debt, that would send the wrong message. But I would expect them to provide legal support to help get the money back.