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Arsenal midfielder has emerged as a target for Ligue 1 giants Marseille, according to recent reports from France.
The Gunners’ strength in depth in the midfield options appears to have pushed Elneny down the pecking order, indicating that his future could lie away from the Emirates.
Arsenal completed the signing of two defensively-minded midfielders in the summer transfer window, with Matteo Guendouzi joining from Lorient and Lucas Torreira arriving from Sampdoria.
Both players appear to be ahead of Elneny in Unai Emery’s plans for the midfield in his first season at the club, with the Egyptian international’s future having since come under scrutiny.
Marseille are keen to recruit a new holding midfielder before the end of the month, following Fulham’s big-money move to sign André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
It’s reported that Elneny could be available on a loan deal as, despite penning a new contract at Arsenal back in March, regular first-team football under Emery appears to be uncertain.