Mohamed Elneny, who has agreed to personal terms with Galatasaray, might be on the brink of leaving Arsenal this summer.
According to Sporx, Galatasaray is closing in on the signing of Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny from the Gunners. The midfielder seems to have reached an agreement with the Turkish club on personal conditions in principle, and the club is expected to begin negotiations with Arsenal regarding the transfer cost next week.
As part of their preparations for the next January transfer window, Galatasaray is seeking to capture Elneny from Arsenal. The prevailing atmosphere around the club is really upbeat, despite the fact that they have identified Felipe Melo as a possible replacement in the event that things go wrong. As Elneny’s current deal with the Emirates expires at the conclusion of the season, it seems probable that the transfer will be permanent.
Elneny has slipped further down the pecking order
Although there is no specific information provided in the article, it would not be strange to learn that the Egyptian terminated his contract by mutual agreement with the club. During his loan tenure with Besiktas, the former FC Basel prodigy competed in the Turkish Super League for a year, gaining valuable experience. He had a very good spell with the club, making 27 appearances before returning to the Emirates in the summer of 2017.
In particular, during the early stages of the 2020/21 season, Mikel Arteta was ready to take a chance on the 29-year-old. He failed to create a lasting impact, and the arrival of Thomas Partey caused him to slide farther down the pecking order in his new team’s hierarchy.
Elneny finished the season with a total of 23 league appearances, just 17 of which came in the starting lineup. This season, the midfielder has slipped further down the pecking order, particularly with the acquisition of Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Elneny’s prospects of getting into the Arsenal first team are restricted
Despite the fact that Arsenal does not have a great degree of depth in midfield, Elneny has mostly been deployed as a cup player for Arteta in recent years. He was recently featured in the 2-0 win against Leeds United in the Carabao Cup, even putting in a hard-working effort in the centre of the park with Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who was also part of the victory.
Elneny’s prospects of getting into the Arsenal first team are restricted, though, since the Gunners are aggressively seeking midfield reinforcements, notably the soon-to-be free agent Denis Zakaria.
It is thus possible that the Egyptian international may join Galatasaray in the near future, as he looks to resurrect his career in the Turkish Super Lig once again. The player has seen success in the league with Besiktas, and he will be seeking to establish himself as a vital role in the team’s efforts to perform well and qualify for the Champions League under Fateh Terim’s guidance.
Now, it remains to be seen what unfolds with the situation of Mohamed Elneny. Hopefully, Arsenal can do what will be best for all parties.