Arsene Wenger cracked a joke about Mohamed Elneny after Arsenal 1 – Newcastle 0 (Video)

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The latest reports from Egypt suggest that Arsenal will sign Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny this week.

Having agreed personal terms and undergone a medical, all this is left for Elneny is to receive a work permit before Arsenal announce they have signed the Egyptian international.

As it stands though, Arsenal do not have a new midfielder and Wenger seems intent on keeping this as close to his chest as possible.

After the 1-0 win over Newcastle, Wenger even cracked a joke with journalists about Elneny, pretty much confirming the deal was done…

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Hector Bellerin & Mesut Ozil celebrate Arsenal win over Newcastle on Instagram.