Galatasaray are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, according to reports in the Turkish media.
The Egyptian international has less than a year remaining on his contract at the Emirates and the January transfer window will be the last opportunity to sell the player.
Fans on Twitter have been asked whether the Gunners should dispense with Elneny’s service or hand him a new contract, with many backing the club to offload the 29-year-old:
He should have been sold for time…i don't know why he's still here
— d'kati (@Dkati_emma) October 13, 2021
If we get approached, I think we have to sell. If he’s willing to go and we can get a deal done quickly and easily, it’s a no brained to me.
— #KroenkeOut (@NoMoreKroenke) October 13, 2021
If we’re serious we sell and invest.
— Michael Sharelis (@mshareli15) October 13, 2021
Obvioussly sell him in the winter
— Bergal Khaled (@khaled_bergal) October 13, 2021
We should be buying his replacement by January.
— Ayibatonye Ikemike (@Ayibatonye0) October 13, 2021
Sell him and top up to get new midfielder
— The Best In the Game. ☝️👊😄 (@Faridfabia) October 13, 2021
Sell no reason to give him a new contract when we’re gonna get another midfielder in January sell him!
— SnapzzyArtist94 (@Snapzzyartist02) October 13, 2021
SELL SELL SELL
— Alexa Gonzales (@alexaak3) October 13, 2021
Sell. Lovely fella, not good enough..
— Adam Rice (@adrice1969) October 13, 2021
Elneny has made just two appearances for Arsenal this season. He played the full 90 minutes in the 6-0 win over West Brom in the Carabao Cup, before playing the second half of the 5-0 league defeat to Manchester City in August.
Since then, the Egyptian has been left out of three matchday squads. Considering his lack of minutes, it seems sensible to raise some funds from his sale in January and reinvest it into the playing squad.
Elneny spent a year out on loan in Turkey with Besiktas during the 2019/20 season so he would probably be open to a move to Galatasaray.