Mo Elneny has been linked with an Arsenal exit this month with a return to one of his former clubs reportedly on the cards – but he has perhaps rubbished those claims with his latest post on Twitter.
Elneny, 28, returned to the Arsenal fold in the summer when Mikel Arteta surprisingly picked him in the side that beat Liverpool in the Community Shield. The Egyptian starred on that day, and has since remained a part of the side.
Having gone on loan to Besiktas last season, his Arsenal career looked somewhat over, but he has since managed 20 appearances for the Gunners this campaign – surpassing 100 in all competitions for the North London outfit.
Earlier this month, Turkish website Aksam claimed that Besiktas want to raid Arsenal and lure Mo Elneny back to Turkey but this time on a permanent basis. But Elneny has posted on Twitter, showing his loyalty to Arsenal.
Once a gunner, always a gunner.. it’s my pleasure to be here ♥️♥️ https://t.co/07EuTPQbjJ
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennY) January 14, 2021
TBR’s view – Should Arsenal cash in, or let him go?
The report from Aksam claims Besiktas are readying a bid worth £6.25million – with the Turkish side hoping they can get Elneny on the cheap given he has entered the last 18 months of his current contract.
At that price, Elneny is worth more to Arsenal by staying at the club and continuing to cover the likes of Dani Ceballos, Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka. If they let him go, they will struggle to get a replacement that cheap.