Mohamed Elneny is unlikely to ever be the main man at Arsenal, but he is a useful midfielder that suits Unai Emery’s playing style.
Despite this, The Times reports that the Gunners are willing to sell the Egyptian international in order to raise funds.
Emery is keen to recruit a wide attacker and centre-back before the transfer window closes on Thursday, but he needs to offload some fringe players first.
Goalkeeper David Ospina and striker Danny Welbeck appear to be in that category alongside Elneny, but some fans are baffled by the decision to put the midfielder on the chopping block.
Last season, the 26-year-old started just 11 Premier League games and came off the bench in a further two.
Arsene Wenger clearly saw Elneny in Arsenal’s future as he handed him a contract extension in March, but now that Emery is in charge, perhaps the Spaniard is not keen on the midfielder.
On Reddit, Arsenal fans have been posting their thoughts on potentially losing the Egyptian.