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Report: Mikel Arteta has made Mohamed Elneny decision, Besiktas want him back

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Report: Mikel Arteta has made Mohamed Elneny decision, Besiktas want him back

The Egyptian has been on loan at Besiktas for the 2019-20 campaign.

A report in Turkey is suggesting that Besiktas are preparing a new loan offer for Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, with it suggested the club’s manager Sergen Yalcin sees him as an indispensable member of the team. 

Takvim is reporting that Mikel Arteta has no plans to include Elneny in the Arsenal first-team next season as he looks to build on the squad he has inherited from Unai Emery. 

The Egyptian, a reported (BBC) £5 million signing from Basel in January 2016, is, therefore, the target of another loan deal by the Istanbul club, according to the report. 

Mohamed Elneny of Besiktas JK during the Ziraat Turkiye Kupasi (Turkish Cup) match between Besiktas AS and BB Erzurumspor at the Vodafone Park on January 22, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey(Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)

The 27-year-old, who Gilberto Silva recently compared to Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira in an interview with France Football, has been tipped by some for a return to Arsenal’s first-team under Arteta. 

However, that does not seem to be the case and Elneny may now return to Besiktas again next season.

 

Of course, there is one elephant in the room here. 

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius recently cancelled his loan spell at Besiktas because of unpaid wages. The German is not alone. As reported by KingFut in January, Elneny has found himself in a similar position and so another stint in the Turkish capital would appear a risky move. 

But what does appear clear is that Besiktas want him and that Arsenal are ready to do business. Perhaps Elneny’s time at The Emirates is indeed coming to an end. 

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