It looks like Mikel Arteta has no need for Mohamed Elneny at Arsenal.

The Gunners loaned their Egypt international to Besiktas in Turkey last summer after being deemed surplus to requirements under Unai Emery.

But the Spaniard is no longer in charge at Arsenal any longer and Arteta replaced his compatriot back in December.

That could have potentially given Elneny – signed by Arsene Wenger in 2016 – a clean slate in North London.

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But according to Turkish outlet Fanatik, Arteta has decided that he’ll be proceeding without the former Basel midfielder.

Elneny, who turns 28 in July, has started all of the 19 games that he managed for the Turkish giants, prior to the season being suspended.

This makes a lot of sense for Arsenal.

If we’re honest, the Gunners have much better midfield options than Elneny – Granit Xhaka, Mateo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira to name but a few – and given that he earns £50,000 per week at the Emirates Stadium [Spotrac], selling him would also remove some £2,600,000 from the annual wage bill, too.