Reports have emerged claiming that FC Basel have confirmed Mohamed Elneny is on his way to Arsenal.
The defensive midfielder has passed a Gunners medical and agreed personal terms. However, the deal is dependent on a UK work permit hearing.
Basel, meanwhile, explaining Elneny’s absence from training, confirmed the midfielder was in talks about a move away yesterday.
“Also absent was Mohamed Elneny, who in the coming days may make a transfer,” announced the official FCB website.
Egypt midfielder Elneny has played almost 150 matches for Basel.