Fathi to link up with Arsenal

Egypt international Ahmed Fathi is set to link up with Arsenal for pre-season training, Sky Sports can confirm.

Last Updated: 14/07/14 at 14:44 Post Comment

Ahmed Fathi: Set for Arsenal chance

Ahmed Fathi: Set for Arsenal chance

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The 29-year-old has won over 100 caps for his country, and Arsene Wenger is understood to have been a long-term admirer having first tried to sign him some nine years ago - but at that time, he did not qualify for a work permit.

Fathi, a defensive midfielder or right-back, is now free to leave Al Ahly, and Wenger has given Fathi the chance to link up with Arsenal with a view to sealing a move to the Emirates.

Fathi, who has previous experience in England with Sheffield United and Hull City, was the subject of a bid from Nottingham Forest earlier this year, but Al Ahly rejected the move.

Now Fathi has flown into England and will link up with Arsenal and in so doing rejecting some lucrative contract offers in the Middle East.

Craig Honeyman, managing director of SEM - who represent the player - confirmed Fathi had arrived in England.

"Ahmed is wanting to play in England, and he has turned down some very big offers to both stay in Egypt and also on the continent," he told Sky Sports.

"A number of clubs in the Premier League and Championship want to talk with him, but we have agreed he will train at Arsenal and will see what will come from that - he is very excited about the prospect."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

B

alotelli would've scored if the goals height was 3 times higher too...

footyfan52
Rodgers defends Balotelli

A

s if storey would ever get invited on a stag do

dooby
Does Wenger Know He's To Blame?

I

disagree. We sit here in our ivory towers looking down our noses at people we perceive tio be thick, but if Harry Redknapp and Tim Sherwood can do it, frankly, anyone can.........

HarryBoulton
Roy: Rooney can become manager

Footer 365

Lee Clark sacked as Birmingham City manager

Birmingham have sacked manager Lee Clark and assistant boss Steve Watson.

Champions League: Chelsea without three key players for Maribor game

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be without three key players for Tuesday’s Champions League game with Maribor.

Brendan Rodgers defends Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli

Brendan Rodgers has defended Mario Balotelli, saying: "He would have scored if Steven Caulker had not put it in."

Mail Box

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

Quick, What's Happening At Palace?

It looks like we might need to give a bit more coverage to Crystal Palace after one reader compiled the number of mentions for each club on F365. Plus, more complaining...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property