Arsenal threatened player with ‘significant fine’

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Fanatik report Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who’s currently on loan at Besiktas, was threatened with a ‘significant fine’ from the Gunners.

There have been reports in the Turkish press in the past few weeks which stated the Egyptian winger could leave the Super Lig club because of unpaid wages, and Fanatik claim the 27 year old was ready to pick up his belongings on Friday as he looked to return to England.

However, Arsenal were informed about the situation and they immediately contacted both Besiktas and the player, with it claimed the Premier League gave him an ultimatum.Had Elneny effectively gone on strike, it’s stated Arsenal would have imposed a fine.

Subsequently the Besiktas board paid the wages owed and he will now see out the season with the Black Eagles.

Elneny’s long term future is still in doubt with latest claims suggesting Besiktas won’t keep him beyond this season due to recent events.

The midfielder started the game against Antalyaspor yesterday but couldn’t prevent Besiktas losing 2-1 at home.

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