Arsenal sent midfielder Mohamed Elneny on loan to Besiktas in August.
Agent Alaa Nazmy has been quoted by Goal as saying that it’s possible for Mohamed Elneny to return to Arsenal and play for the club again.
The Gunners snapped up Elneny in January 2016, having been impressed with his performances for Basel, where fellow Egyptian ace Mohamed Salah had impressed too.
Whilst Salah has become a Premier League star with Liverpool, that didn’t really happen for Elneny, who failed to become a first-team regular with Arsenal.
The midfielder made just 46 Premier League appearances for Arsenal in three-and-a-half years, with only 89 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions.
That wasn’t really enough for Elneny, who chose to move on and join Besiktas on loan, despite interest from Leicster City and West Ham United, as well as Valencia.
Elneny has only played three times for the Turkish side so far, and he’ll have to emerge into the team over the coming months in order to earn a permanent move.
That may not completely be what Elneny wants though. His agent has now suggested that ‘it is possible’ for Elneny to return to Arsenal next summer and play for the Gunners again.
Nazmy claims that boss Unai Emery didn’t actually ask for Elneny to go, but rather that the midfielder wanted to go and play games before returning to Arsenal again, meaning fans may not have seen the last of Elneny just yet, especially with three years left on his £50,000-a-week deal (Spotrac).
“Emery didn’t ask for [Elneny’s] departure from Arsenal because of his performance, but [Elneny] demanded to take a chance to develop his performance and return again. It is possible for him to play with Arsenal again and it still remains strong,” he added.