Besiktas manager Abdullah Avci has spoken to the press about Arsenal loanee Mohamed Elneny after his side’s victory over Kayserispor.

Despite a terrible start to the season, the Black Eagles have managed to improve in recent weeks, and they are now sitting third place in the Turkish Super Lig, having won their last five games.

The Arsenal owned midfielder has been a standout player during this run, and the Egyptian was once again impressive for Besiktas against Kayserispor, providing a great assist for Burak Yilmaz.

Speaking about Elneny’s future as, covered by Sporx, Avci said they may not be able to keep him in the squad beyond this season, but he hoped the club’s hierarchy could do something: “We will act in accordance to club’s economic position. Elneny is an Arsenal player. His cost is high but I’m sure our board will do something.”

Last week it was reported by the Turkish press that Besiktas will negotiate with Arsenal with regards to signing Elneny permanently.

The Super Lig side can reportedly redeem the player for €18m but there were claims Arsenal may accept something in the region of €8m for the 27 year old.