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.