With the aim to stabilize the midfield which is ailed by regular injuries to key players, Arsenal is set to sign Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
The Gunners are set to sign a 7 million pounds deal bringing the 23 year old Egyptian to the Emirates stadium next week. Getting the young midfielder has been a good catch for the North London club as he comes with a low price tag and is an untapped talent well suited to Arsene Wenger’s thinking and style. Though Elneny is unlikely to find a position in the first team directly but he would surely provide Arsene Wenger as a good option in the absence of Jack Wilshire, Francis Coquelin and Caorla as the Egyptian is said to be like Mathieu Flamini in his playing style. Also with more established stars like the Swiss midfielder Xhaka and Grezegorz Krychowiak being unavailable till next summer, the young Basel star provides a good immediate fit to Arsene Wenger.
With his star players out with injuries a midfielder has been on the priority list for Arsene Wenger. But the Frenchman says that he would not spulging in the transfer window as he is positive that the current team can win the league. The boss stressed that despite the injuries to players, their replacements in the face of Ramsey and Flamini in place of Coquelin and Cazorla and Giroud and Walcott for the injured Sanchez, have done well for the team and thus they don’t need to much in January.
When asked about what has made the difference this season, the Frenchman said that “I think what has changed is we are more stable defensively. If you look at our record we are more consistent with our results. I looked and someone made up the table for 2015 and we are quite ahead of everyone else. The consistency has been quite good”.
Furthermore talking about his stand of no new signings in the transfer window the boss said “Society today always wants something new. We have news every half-an-hour, or every minute. You need to announce something new. But let’s not forget that football is as well about cohesion, about stability and that goes a little bit against the demand of what people want, but I still think success is linked with the talent and cohesion. Cohesion is an under-rated factor now in our society because there is always a demand for something new”.