Arsene Wenger confident of signing Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel

Arsenal are hoping to complete the signing of midfielder Mohamed Elneny from Swiss champions FC Basel by the end of the week, with only work permit issues standing in the way of the switch, manager Arsene Wenger said on 11 January. With midfield trio Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Francis Coquelin all on the sidelines, Elneny would be welcome addition to the squad, which was stretched thin during the festive period. Jan 11, 2016

Australian Open: Andy Murray looks for weaknesses in Novak Djokovic

Finally clinching an elusive Australian Open crown is Andy Murrays main goal for the New Year but the Briton concedes that his hopes of success at Melbourne Park may rest on champion Novak Djokovic having an off-day. World number one Djokovic holds three of the four grand slam crowns after a dominant 2015 and started the new season with a bang last week, thrashing Rafa Nadal in straight sets to win the Qatar Open. Jan 11, 2016