Mohamed Elneny looks to be staying at Arsenal this month, but he’s already drawing interest from Saudi Arabia in a summer move.
James Benge reports that Mohamed Elneny is drawing interest from Saudi Arabia for a potential free transfer this summer, when his Arsenal contract expires.
Recent reports suggest Elneny will at least remain at Arsenal until then, with no January move on the cards.
With Arsenal not currently expecting any midfield arrivals before Monday’s transfer deadline, and the problems they’ve faced in the position over the last few weeks, Elneny is set to stay.
Elneny has made 10 appearances for Arsenal this season, but even that makes him sound busier than he’s actually been.
The midfielder has only played 422 minutes in all competitions, which doesn’t even come to five games’ worth. It’s unlikely he features a huge amount when Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka are available.
For the time being, Elneny is away at AFCON. Aside from Arsenal u23 Omar Rekik, he’s the only Arsenal player remaining in the competition at the quarter-final stage.
Egypt knocked out Ivory Coast and Nicolas Pepe in the last-16, though they did need a penalty shootout (in which Pepe scored) to do so.