Egypt and Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny will reportedly have a medical on Wednesday ahead of a £5million transfer to Arsenal from Switzerland.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to strengthen in central midfield after Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla suffered serious knee injuries, while Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta have also had spells on the sidelines and Jack Wilshere is still absent.
The Egypt international who has reportedly already agreed personal terms with the Gunners, according to website King Fut is expected to be drafted straight into the side due to the severe number of injuries Arsenal is currently having to contend with.
The 23-year-old Egypt international joined the Swiss club in 2013 and has won the league title in each of his three seasons there.
The fee would reportedly be in the region of £5m and Elneny would require a work permit. He is eligible to play in the Champions League after Basel failed to qualify for this year’s group stage.
Elneny featured in Basel’s home victory over Chelsea in the 2013-14 competition.