Arsenal want to sell Mohamed Elneny to fund move for Pablo Fornals

Mohamed Elneny struggles at Arsenal

Mohamed Elneny made the switch to Arsenal in January of 2016 from FC Basel for a fee of around £11.25 million.

Elneny was superb for Swiss outfit Basel playing 144 games, scoring 10 and assisting eight.

Since joining Arsenal, however, Elneny has never really recaptured the form he once exhibited in Switzerland.

Elneny played just 13 Premier League games for Arsenal last season, several of those games were as a sub.

Now, under Unai Emery, it is clear the Egyptian has no future in London.

The centre mid has yet to make an appearance in the league for Arsenal under Emery and has started only in the Europa League and League Cup.

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Plus, with Arsenal signing two centre mids over the summer, it is very unlikely that Elneny will get back into the Arsenal starting eleven.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Unai Emery, manager of Arsenal gestures during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on August 25, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Pablo Fornals to replace Elneny?

As a result, The Sun are reporting that Arsenal are willing to sell Elneny in the January window.

Leicester City are said to be keen on the midfielder, should Arsenal decide to sell him.

The Sun have also suggested that Arsenal could use the funds they would gain from an Elneny sale to go after Villarreal centre-midfielder, Pablo Fornals.

Fornalsis aa 22-year-old Spanish midfielder who joined Villarreal in 2017 from Malaga.

Since joining his current club, Fornals has made 63 apperances in all competitions, in which he has scored seven and assisted 15.

Fornals is naturally a centre-attacking-midfielder, but he can also play as a left mid, right mid and centre mid.

He has played 17 games so far this season scoring three and assisting two.

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