Arsenal star linked with Roma loan move

According to TuttoMercato, Roma are exploring the possibility of signing Mohamed Elneny on loan this month with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

The Egyptian international was handed a new contract and a new shirt number last year, but has found himself well and truly on the fringes under Unai Emery.

He has made just one Premier League appearance this season, playing 59 minutes of the 3-1 win over Burnley in December, otherwise finding himself an unused substitute or simply not in the squad at all.

The 26 year is clearly not in Emery’s plans, so despite the Gunners continued involvement in the Europa League, a loan move to play more regularly would make a lot of sense from the player’s point of view.

Arsenal are continuing their efforts to sign Denis Suarez on loan from Barcelona, with reports that a deal could be completed this week, although it’s unlikely to go through in time for him to face Chelsea this Saturday.

It’s a must win and a definitely must-not lose game for Emery, as a Chelsea victory would see them go 9 points clear of Arsenal and almost certainly end any chance of Champions League qualification via the Premier League.

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