Arsenal have been working overtime to fix their midfield problems ahead of the new season.
After it seemed that Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Dani Ceballos would return to his parent club, recent reports indicate that Arsenal are in advanced talks to bring him back.
As for Ghanaian star Thomas Partey, Arsenal are still short in their efforts to sign the highly-rated midfielder from Atletico Madrid.
Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny has re-entered the frame though, as he put in an excellent 90 minutes in Arsenal’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool on Saturday.
Elneny, 28, spent a season-long loan at Turkish outfit, Besiktas, where he made 36 appearances and made five-goal contributions as the Black Eagles ended the campaign in third.
Although the Gunners looked certain to allow the defensive midfielder to leave, his excellent performance against Liverpool as the North London club won their 16th FA Community Shield over the weekend, has made the decision to let him go that bit harder.
Mikel Arteta has been visibly impressed with the former FC Basel man, but with Claudio Ranieri eager to strengthen his squad after La Samp ended in lowly 15th, the FA Cup holders could be forced to cash in order to raise funds for Lyon transfer target, Houssem Aouar, according to Kingfut.