Mohamed Elneny looks to be staying at Arsenal this month, but he’s already drawing interest from Saudi Arabia in a summer move.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on December 02, 2021. (Photo by Alex Livesey / Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on December 02, 2021. (Photo by Alex Livesey / Getty Images)

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.

Mark Mann-Bryans reports that Mohamed Elneny to Fenerbahce had been on at one point, but it’s now looking less and less likely.

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal gives instructions during the Carabao Cup Round of 16 match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on October 26, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal gives instructions during the Carabao Cup Round-of-16 match between Arsenal and Leeds United at Emirates Stadium on October 26, 2021. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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.

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