Last summer, Arsenal’s recruitment drive largely focused on the strengthening of the team’s midfield.
The Gunners brought in both Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi to bolster that area, resulting in Mohamed Elneny seeing little game time this season, which could now see him leave the Emirates.
Tuttomercatoweb (via Football Italia) reports AS Roma have asked Arsenal about Elneny’s availability in hope of taking the 26-year-old on loan with an option to buy, a proposal Emery should strongly consider.
The Spaniard has confirmed he is working with limited finances meaning arrivals are unlikely at the Emirates this month unless the club can get some players off of their wage books, and Elneny is just one easily expendable name who they can afford to give the chop.
Elneny is no better than Torreira, Guendouzi or Granit Xhaka, leaving him with an uphill battle to get into Emery’s starting XI.
Therefore, given their financial predicament, Arsenal would be better off getting rid of the Egypt international and give his spot to a homegrown player in a move which should help free up some funds and allow Emery to strengthen his squad elsewhere.
By no means is Elneny a terrible midfielder. But with the situation Arsenal find themselves in, parting ways with the former Basel man just seems like the right decision for both parties.
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