A handful of fans had only one thing on their mind – selling the Egyptian.
Perhaps that’s part and parcel of having a birthday during the transfer window, and if fans got their wish, Elneny would be having to contemplate an Arsenal departure along with the recent heartache of his country being knocked out of the African Cup of Nations which are being held in his native Egypt.
Elneny only featured 17 times in Unai Emery’s first season, which suggests he may not be a central part of the Spaniard’s plans in the future – and neither is he in the eyes of these supporters.
Despite being able to leave with the memory of scoring in the Camp Nou for The Gunners, there doesn’t seem to be much gratitude from these fans – who would rather he was sold today, of all days:
Terminate his contract as a birthday present
— J. (@Gubrach) July 11, 2019
Sell him on his birthday I beg
— Abhishek (@Abhimeyang) July 11, 2019
Selling him on his birthday won’t be bad now will it?
— Gideon Addison (@gideonaddison02) July 11, 2019
Celebrate by selling him
— AG (@AFC_AG22) July 11, 2019
Selling him will be such a great birthday gift ???? ????
— Precious AFC (@precious_ueko) July 11, 2019
As a gift we should release him
— I??ä? (@Imrann_AFC) July 11, 2019
Why can’t you just announce his departure today, that’s the present he deserves ????????????
— Maestro Özil ???? (Man Like Özil ????????) (@Vence_M10) July 11, 2019
What a good day to be sold
— Machel Benjamin (@BenjaminMachel) July 11, 2019