According to a report from Turkish publication Fotospor, Mohamed Elneny is one of a number of midfield options that Besiktas could move for this summer.
The Egypt international made 32 appearances last season under Arsene Wenger, including 13 appearances in the Premier League, but has struggled to win over Unai Emery, who has handed him game time on just 11 occasions.
Elneny signed for Arsenal from Basel for £5 million in January 2016 and was rewarded for his steady performances with a new long-term deal this time last year.
That said, pretty much every time the transfer window opens he’s linked with an exit – Leicester have twice been linked, as have AS Roma. Given the lack of game time this year, it does feel like the player has some thinking to do about his future.
Will he end up at Besiktas? As we often warn with reports emanating from Turkey, you need to take the speculation with a pinch of salt. What is clear, is that we’re a club looking to cut its wage bill.