Date: 28th December 2015 at 9:47am
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Arsenal are in discussions with FC Basel over the £5m signing of midfielder Mohamed Elneny.

The Premier League side, who lie two points adrift of surprise league leaders Leicester City in second spot, are poised to complete the transfer of the Egypt international during next month’s transfer window.

The 23-year-old, who already has 40 international caps for his country, has scored six goals in 28 appearances in all competitions for the Switzerland outfit so far this season.

Elneny, who is a defensive midfielder, will be brought into the Gunners squad by manager Arsene Wenger to ease his injury woes in the centre of the park following sideline spells to the likes of Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere.

 
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