Report shares Arsenal stance on Mohamed Elneny after Galatasaray bid
Arsenal have rejected a bid from Galatasaray for Mohamed Elneny with Sky Sports sharing the Gunners’ stance on the midfielder’s future.
Elneny looked to be one of the players who may benefit from the transfer window still being open in a handful of countries.
The 29-year-old’s deal at the Emirates expires next year. And with Albert Sambi Lokonga arriving this summer and Granit Xhaka staying, it appeared that the Egyptian had fallen down the pecking order.
That prompted Galatasaray to act. Sky Sports reports that the Turkish club made a bid for the midfielder ahead of their window’s closure on Wednesday.
However, the report is now suggesting that Arsenal have turned down the offer.
And it appears that Gala are set for disappointment if they return with a fresh bid.
According to Sky Sports, Mikel Arteta sees Elneny as part of his plans this season.
Arsenal probably making the right decision keeping Elneny after Galatasaray bid
When Elneny was linked with Besiktas last week, a number of fans suggested that keeping him was, reluctantly, the best option.
It is not ideal. Elneny has not stood out at a time when Arsenal are really struggling. And obviously, they will not get a fee for him next year.
But they have backed themselves into something of a corner.
Arsenal do not have an opportunity to replace Elneny. And with that in mind, it would be a gamble to let him go.
Elneny earns £52,500-a-week. So moving his wages on would have been a boost.
But it appears that Elneny will remain an Arsenal player beyond the closure of the transfer window in Turkey.
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