The Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed the signing of FC Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny and expected him to make debut this weekend
The 23-year-old midfielder spent three years with the Swiss club, making over 90 league appearances and winning three consecutive Super League titles. He has been capped 39 times by Egypt and is thought to have cost around £5million, and will take home £60,000-a-week in wages.
Speaking to the club about the move, Elneny said: “It is an indescribable feeling, I am really glad of course.
“Arsenal is one of the world’s greatest teams, and I am very keen to participate positively with my new team, God willing, and to give my best for the team and for myself.
“Arsenal is one of those teams that everyone enjoys watching and of course I would love to play for such a great team.
“Mr Wenger is a highly respected manager and one of the world’s best managers. It is my honour to be trained under his management.
“It is one the biggest clubs in the world, I know everything about it and its players.”
According to the reports and statement given by Liverpool manager Arsene Wenger he could be available to face Stoke on Sunday.
Speaking after the 3-3 draw at Liverpool, Wenger said: “He has joined us and we will see if he can qualify for Sunday.”
Elneny has been brought in to provide competition and cover for holding midfielder Francis Coquelin, although he can also operate slightly further forward.