Arsenal could look to sign a midfielder in the final days of the transfer window after Mohamed Elneny’s injury against Fulham.
The Athletic report that Mohamed Elneny suffered an injury during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Fulham.
Despite playing on, it seems the problem is significant, and he’s expected to be sidelined for a substantial period.
As a result, Arsenal are light in midfield and reportedly may look to sign a player in that area. But they’ll only add someone who fits with the long-term plans, not a short-term fix.
Arsenal are reportedly waiting on scan results to figure out how long the midfielder will miss.
It’s difficult to say whether it’s realistic for Arsenal to sign a replacement midfielder in the final days of the transfer window, since there are very few links circulating and there’s so little time to get anything done.
It’s certainly too late for Arsenal to make a signing before the Aston Villa game, which means Albert Sambi Lokonga is in line to start Wednesday’s match.
Lokonga played a more advanced midfield role in pre-season, so it’s a shame he’ll now be forced back into the deepest midfield position again. But it gives him a chance to show what he can do as a potential option there in the future.