Mohamed Elneny is set to complete his £5m move to Arsenal on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.
It’s believed that the Egyptian was given the club’s blessing to skip training with Basel in order to fly to London and complete his move to north London.
The medical has already been completed and all there is left to do for the player is to sign on the dotted line, before Arsenal announce the deal is complete, signing their first senior outfield player of 2016.
The deal for Elneny is believed to be in the region of £5m rising to £7.4 with add-ons, while the player himself will sign a four-and-a-half-year contract, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2020.
Elneny will likely not be rushed straight into first team action, however, with the winter break meaning he has not played a minute of football since 10th December.
The Egyptian is likely to become a key cog in the Gunners’ tight midfield after that, however, with the likes of Francis Coquelin, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla still out injured and unavailable.