Bordeaux are looking to follow up the signing of Laurent Koscielny by landing his former Arsenal teammate Mohamed Elneny, according to reports in France.
The Ligue 1 side purchased Koscielny for €5m at the start of the month and have now set their sights on Elneny with the Egyptian midfielder firmly out of Unai Emery’s plans.
Elneny barely featured during Emery’s first season in charge making only eight Premier League appearances in total while he is yet to make a matchday squad this season.
Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Dani Ceballos, Lucas Torreira and youngster Joe Willock are all ahead of Elneny in the pecking order and Arsenal would be open to offloading him this month.
Bordeaux have reportedly been monitoring Elneny for a number of weeks and could now make their move for him with only a week remaining in the European transfer window.
Elneny joined Arsenal in a £7m deal from Swiss club FC Basel in January 2016 but he has rarely been a first-team regular at the Emirates under either Arsene Wenger or Emery.
Despite staying injury-free for much of his time at the Emirates, Elneny has never featured more than 14 times in a Premier League campaign and has played 89 times in total.
Although Arsenal smashed their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille, the club is operating under slight financial constraints and are open to selling fringe players.
Alex Iwobi, David Ospina and Carl Jenkinson are among those to have been moved on this summer while Nacho Monreal is expected to sign for Real Sociedad in the coming days.