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According to a report by British daily national newspaper ‘The Times’, Arsenal new coach Unai Emery is still planning to sign a wide forward and a center-back before the transfer window closes.
The report mentioned that one of the signings Arsenal boss is aiming for is Croatian defender Domagoj Vida, who shined with his national team during the 2018 World Cup
However, Emery will need to raise proper funds for his new signings, especially that Besiktas, Vida’s club, will not be selling their defender for a cheap price.
Therefore, the manager will have to sell a few of his players. The report mentioned that the coach could accept bids for former Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny along with third-choice goalkeeper David Ospina and striker Danny Welbeck.
Elneny has joined Arsenal in January 2016 coming from Swiss giants FC Basel, making 72 appearances in all competitions since joining the Gunners scoring two goals and registering seven assists.
The player agreed to a new long-term contract back in March when Arsene Wenger was still in charge, as his original contract was due to run out in June 2020, which means that selling Elneny might not be very easy for the Gunners.
The 26-year-old is included in the Gunners’ squad that traveled to Singapore to participate in the International Champions Cup and took part in his team’s 5-1 win over Paris Saint Germain on July 31 and played a full match in their victory over Chelsea as they defeated the Blues on penalties.