Arsenal have confirmed that Mohamed Elneny has joined Besiktas on loan for the duration of the 2019-20 season.
The midfielder never convinced Unai Emery, and he made just eight Premier League appearances last year, playing just 379 minutes.
Signed from FC Basel in January 2016, the Egyptian international has been a safe, if unexciting option for us in midfield, but with Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi, Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos and Joe Willock all ahead of him in the pecking order right now, his chances of regular football were slim.
Various reports suggest there’s an option clause in the loan deal which could see the Istanbul side make the deal permanent for €18m.
We wish him the best of luck in the Turkish Süper Lig, and if nothing else, let’s never forget his epic Tweet burn of Alexis back in 2017 – just after Chile had failed to qualify for Russia 2018.