Arsenal sign Egyptian central midfielder – report

Date published: Saturday 26th December 2015 11:52

Mohamed Elneny

It might be Boxing Day, but the Daily Mirror’s John Cross doesn’t let Christmas get in the way of getting Arsenal news

Cross reports that Arsenal have agreed a fee with Basel for Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny. He’s a central midfielder, but maybe not the one supporters were expecting.

The following line might also make a few fans shudder: ‘The fee is believed to be in the region of £5m and it is also likely to be the only deal Arsenal do in the January window.’

It’s probably worth pointing out that Swiss outlet Aargauer Zeitung reported this story a few days ago, but said the fee was in ‘the tens of millions of pounds’.

Elneny is a central midfielder rather than holding midfielder, is 23 years old and has 39 caps for Egypt.

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