Reportedly available for £10 million, should West Ham consider move for Arsenal's Elneny?

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

The Arsenal midfielder could give West Ham United's engine room a new lease of life.

Should West Ham United consider a move for Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny this summer, after a report claimed he could be available?

HITC Sport takes a look...

What's his situation?

Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny in action with Reading's Liam Kelly

Elneny has started just 12 times since Granit Xhaka's arrival at the Emirates Stadium a year ago and Arsenal are seemingly open to the Egyptian's exit, having accepted a £10 million offer from Leicester City which he subsequently turned down [The Sun].

Why would West Ham want him?

A new central midfielder could be next on Slaven Bilic's list of priorities once a new striker [Javier Hernandez?] and winger [Marko Arnautovic?] have been crossed off. Mark Noble's loss of form is concerning, and the presence of Elneny, who boasts Champions League and significant international experience, could give that department a new lease of life. 

Would he move to the London Stadium?

Burnley's Scott Arfield in action with Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny

Elneny is said to love living in England's capital so much that he would rather stay and not play at Arsenal than move to Leicester [The Sun]. As well as being about the only London side that either hasn't added to its engine room or isn't a direct rival, West Ham could potentially offer both regular game time and location, which could twist the 25-year-old's arm.

Should West Ham move for the Arsenal midfielder?

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