Arsenal midfielder rejects Leicester switch after bid accepted

As per a growing number of reports in England, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has turned down a move to fellow Premier League side Leicester City.

African arrival

Experienced Egyptian international Elneny arrived at the Emirates in January 2016 from Swiss side Basel for a fee in the region of £5 million.

Though the 25-year-old has since failed to hold down a regular starting spot under Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, he has proved a solid option at the heart of the capital side’s midfield, keeping things ticking over while also looking like a goal-threat on occasion.

Foxes interest

Elneny’s role as nothing more than a role-player in North London has led to a number of sides, both in England and and abroad, having enquired as to the midfielder’s availability this summer.

One of these sides are Leicester City, who yesterday reportedly saw a bid of £10 million accepted by Arsenal for their 50-time capped international, only to be rebuffed by the player himself.

Elneny informed Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare that he is settled and thoroughly enjoying life in London, and that he will stay and fight for his place for the time being.

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