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West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of Ali Gabr on loan until the end of the season, and that could have huge implications for Arsenal.
News of this deal was brought to light via the Baggies’ official website this afternoon as the 29-year-old is reunited with his Egypt international teammate Ahmed Hegazi and will be looking to hit the ground running immediately ahead of this summer’s World Cup finals.
Gabr’s arrival from Zamalek FC comes at a time where the future of club captain Jonny Evansremains in doubt with just two days left of the January transfer window.
Linked with a move to Manchester City before Pep Guardiola turned his attentions to Athletic Club defender Aymeric Laporte, it’s been widely reported that the Gunners remain interested in signing the Northern Ireland international before Wednesday’s deadline – but as of yet there has been no official bid launched for his services.