Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Mohamed Elneny has picked up a serious injury, and says the club will try to make deadline day signings to bolster the squad.
The Gunners started Albert Sambi Lokonga for the first time in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa this evening, and the Belgian put in a good performance as we took all three points off Steven Gerrard’s side. However, with Thomas Partey sidelined as well as the Egyptian international, there is room for a signing to add depth to a key position.
Asked about Elneny’s injury, Arteta said, “That’s not good news. We still need to see another specialist, but I’m afraid we’re going to lose Mo for a while.”
What that might mean for the transfer market, with the deadline tomorrow night, the Arsenal boss continued, “Obviously that has an impact, because Thomas is injured and we are a bit short in that position.
“We have Sambi, we have Granit who can play in that position. We are just looking at options in the market.
“As I said, the club has been super supportive to try and keep improving the squad and the team as we can, and if the right player is there and we can do it, we will try.”
The deadline is 11pm tomorrow night, and as ever you can follow all the action on the Arseblog News transfer deadline day live blog which kicks off around 7am tomorrow.