Approach made for Arsenal man, as Unai Emery looks to sell

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is reportedly a target for Bordeaux and he could leave as Unai Emery tries to reshape his squad.

The Times report that Ligue 1 side Bordeaux have made “an approach” for the midfielder, who will be allowed to move on by Emery.

The 26-year-old made just five Premier League starts last season and is available for transfer after failing to convince Emery last season.

The paper claim Crystal Palace and Fulham were offered the Egypt international last summer, but his £55,000-per-week wages were prohibitive.

Serie A giants Roma made an approach for Elneny over a possible January deal, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Hamdy Nouh – the coach of Egyptian side El Mokawloon where Elneny started his professional career – also urged the ex-Basel star to seek an exit.

“He needs to leave Arsenal in the next transfer market, at least on loan to play more and regain his confidence,” Nouh told

Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira were the two holding midfielders employed by Emery last term and Elneny looks to have little chance of displacing those two this season.

He is under contract until 2022 after signing a contract extension in March 2018 two years after arriving from Basel for £7million.

A move to Bordeaux would see him reunite with coach Paulo Sousa, whom he worked with during his time at Basel.

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