Ahmed Fathi will spend time training with Arsenal, confirm his club Al Ahly.
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Arsenal are taking Egyptian defender Ahmed Fathi on trial, with the Mail reporting that the move has been confirmed by his Egyptian club Al Ahly.
The 29 year-old is a seasoned international, having amassed more than 100 caps for Egypt, and also had a brief spell in English football when he joined Hull City on loan in 2013, but failed to impress enough to earn a permanent move away from Al Ahly.
He is highly rated in his homeland, however, and considered to be one of the finest Egyptian footballers of his generation, whilst he would be likely to provide cheap and versatile cover to expected new right back signing Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle United.
Fathi is also capable of playing in midfield, despite being most comfortable at full back, marking him out as an interesting proposition for Arsene Wenger, a manager who likes to make sure his new signings are cost effective.
The Gunners lost Bacary Sagna on a free transfer to Premier League rivals Manchester City this summer, making new bodies at right back one of the key priorities for Wenger this summer.
It looks as though Debuchy will be arriving at the Emirates Stadium, but with Carl Jenkinson having been linked with a move the other way as part of the deal bringing the Frenchman to North London, the Gunners may still have to investigate other options if they are to provide Debuchy with solid cover.