Arsenal have rejected an offer from Turkish giants Galatasaray for midfielder Mohammed Elneny.
Elneny made 41 appearances for the Gunners last season as won the Arsenal Goal of the Season award for his strike against Dundalk in the Europa League group stages but is expected to struggle for game time once again at the Emirates this season owing to the options Mikel Arteta has in midfield.
Football.london understands that two Turkish clubs have expressed an interest in signing Elneny with Galatasaray making a formal offer for the midfielder this week. That offer was rejected by Arsenal but it's understood the club would be open to letting him leave for the right price.
It is said that Mikel Arteta is a fan of Elneny having played with him during his time as a player at Emirates Stadium, but could allow the Egyptian to leave after they failed to allow Ainsley Maitland-Niles to leave.
The 29-year-old was substituted after 33 minutes during Arsenal's behind-closed-doors friendly against Brentford on Thursday, although the reports indicate that the midfielder was taken off as a precaution after suffering a minor muscular injury.
Arsenal will have to decide on the future of the player as soon as possible as the transfer window in Turkey closes on Wednesday.