Wenger confirms Elneny, hopes he can play against Stoke

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Arsene Wenger has confirmed that FC Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny will join the club, and is hoping that the 23 year old could have his paperwork completed in time to be part of the squad for Sunday’s trip to Stoke.

Speaking after the rambunctious 3-3 draw at Anfield, the Arsenal manager said, “Elneny will join us. We will see if he can qualify for Sunday.”

Wenger is also hopeful that Alexis Sanchez could also add some freshness to the team, but remains somewhat on the fence about his participation.

“I will be cautious now,” he said. “There is an opportunity that he will be in the squad for Sunday. He will have a definite test on Saturday and Friday and Saturday will be two important days for him.

“It is not impossible that he will be involved.”

Even if it’s not from the start, to have him as an option from the bench would be fantastic.

The Elneny signing is expected to be confirmed officially tomorrow.

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