The Gunners recently acquired Mohamed Elneny from Swiss giants FC Basel for a reported £5 million. The Egyptian’s arrival could spur an avalanche of midfield changes at the club.
Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky all set to depart at the end of the season as their contracts expire, while Southampton’s Victor Wanyama is to be heavily scouted with a potential summer transfer in mind.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are planning a costly overhaul to tempt Pep Guardiola to the Etihad, with Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony poised to make way and John Stones, Jamie Vardy, Aymeric Laporte and Lionel Messi all listed as targets.
According to Sky Sports, The Citizens are also keen on Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Weigl. City are reportedly ready to offer £19 million for the 20-year-old midfielder, who’s been on Guardiola’s radar for some time.
Weigl joined Dortmund this summer from 1860 Munich, and has appeared in 16 Bundesliga matches and six Europa League matches this season.