Italian club eyeing winter move for Arsenal 27-year-old midfielder

By | December 2, 2019

Arsenal misfit Mohamed Elneny could reportedly be handed an escape route from his Beskitas nightmare as Serie A side AC Milan plot a January move.

Midfielder Elneny joined the Turkish club on loan after falling out of favour under Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

He played just under eight times in the PL under Emery last season – but so far his spell at Besiktas has not been much better, as he was sent off in his first match and handed a three-match ban, while Besiktas are down in 12th place in the Super Lig.

And according to the Turkish news outlet Fotospor via Kingfut , the Egypt international wants a transfer away from the struggling club in January as he is having some problems with board members and coaching staff.

But AC Milan are prepared to throw him a lifeline as they look to strengthen their midfield, according to an Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Gazzetta says Milan boss Stefano Pioli has identified Mohamed as a player who can improve his team in the winter transfer window – although the Italian club will have to bid around £13m for Arsenal to part ways with him.

Elneny joined the Gunners under the French manager Arsene Wenger and has made 89 matches for the north London club.

However, the 27-year-old star never made himself a fixture in the senior team, with 14 the most number of OK appearances he managed in his three full campaigns at the club.

Last term he made just 17 outings across all competitions and hadn’t featured in the opening month of the current season after he was further usurped early this season by prodigy Joe Willock.