Arsene Wenger confirms Arsenal will make first January signing this week

first_img Mohamed Elneny Arsene Wenger expects Mohamed Elneny’s transfer from Basel to Arsenal to be completed this week.The midfielder has reportedly agreed to move to the Emirates on a four-and-a-half year deal after the Gunners lodged a £7m bid.However, the switch has been held up by work permit issues and there were even fears the transfer could collapse.Wenger is, though, confident the deal is almost over the line and it could be announced this week.“I expect movement, yes. I think this week we are positive it could happen,” said Wenger.“The situation should be sorted this week. There are a lot of work permit problems as well and special paper work.“We hope we can finalise it this week.” 1last_img

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