Arsenal confirm their first outfield signing in almost a year

Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny has joined from FC Basel

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Arsenal have today confirmed the signing of Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel.

The 25-year-old is the first outfield player to join the club since Gabriel Paulista's signing from Villarreal last January. He joins after spending three seasons with the Swiss side.

 

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Elneny made his debut for Eygpt in 2011. He was also part of the team that reached the quarter-finals in the 2012 Olympic Games.  They were eliminated by Japan in Old Trafford.

The arrival of Elneny at the Emirates Stadium will be a massive relief to Arsene Wenger after the loss of Francis Coquelin in November. The French midfielder is not due back for at least another month.