Another player set to leave Arsenal in the January transfer window is Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
The 27 year old was sent out on loan to Beşiktaş at the start of the season, having fallen down the pecking order under Unai Emery, and, after struggling initially in Turkey – he was sent off on his debut – he has since impressed for the Super Lig side.
Now he has attracted the attention of Milan who are struggling in Serie A this season, languishing in mid-table, and having just suffered their joint heaviest top flight defeat, thrashed 5 – 0 away at Atalanta before Christmas.
According to the player’s father, a deal is close with him telling an Egyptian TV channel “he negotiations between Mohamed and Milan are at an advanced stage, but the contract has not yet been signed.”
Selling Elneny, whom they bought from the Swiss side Basel in January 2016 would free up much needed funds for Mikel Arteta as he begins the much-needed rebuilding job at Arsenal.
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