Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the imminent arrival of Mohamamed Elneny from FC Basel will be completed before the end of the week. The deal for the player was expected to be wrapped up today after the manager had confirmed days back that the deal was a matter of days away. Speaking to the media before his side’s victory over the black cats in the FA cup, Wenger said
“It’s a little bit complicated, but we are working hard on it. I hope in the next two or three days we get to the end of it.”.
Expectations were on the Manager to make an official announcement of the deal when he faced the media in his press conference ahead of the Liverpool game on Wednesday, Wenger however pushed back the date towards the end of the week.
“We hope that it’ll be finalised this week,” Wenger told the press on Monday. “We’re positive it can happen.
“There are a lot of work permit problems and other paperwork. “As long as it’s not definitely signed, you have to be cautious. But I’m optimistic.”
Arsenal’s midfield has been plagued by injuries this campaign. With Jack Wilshere, Santi Carzola and Francis Coquelin all unavailable due to injury, the delay leaves the Gunners with just Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey in midfield as they travel to face Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday.