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Elneny to leave Arsenal in January

It is being reported that Mohamed Elneny will be allowed to leave Arsenal on a free transfer in January.

The Egyptian international is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates, and there is no appetite to offer him a new deal. Already scheduled to miss most of that month anyway on AFCON duty, he will be allowed to leave early, and, though no fee will be received for him, the Gunners at least will be able to get him off their wage bill.

Turkish side Galatasaray are the favourites to sign him, having been tracking his situation since the summer.

Elneny was signed form Swiss club Basel in 2016, and has made 134 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions, although he has rarely been a first choice.

He spent the 2019-2020 season on loan with another Super Lig club, Besiktas, before returning to North London under Mikel Arteta.

The midfielder was a late substitute in Saturday’s defeat at Liverpool.

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