Arsenal and Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a new contract that will keep him with the Gunners for the next year. Elneny was set to become a free agent before the Gunners opted to re-sign the 29-year-old on a one-year deal with the option of a further 12 months. He has made 147 appearances since joining Basel in January 2016.
Mohamed Elneny Extends Contract with Arsenal
Speaking about his new deal he said: “I love this club and I feel part of this family. I want to continue at this amazing club, in this amazing family. I’m very excited for the future,” said Elneny, who has 93 international caps. Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta said Elneny brings “endless energy, enthusiasm, and commitment” to the squad. He also said: “Mo is a really important part of the team,” said Arteta. “He is loved by everyone.”
“He’s an important player for us on and off the pitch, a real role model to our younger players and I’m delighted he’s staying.” Arsenal recently listed nine players that will leave the club before the start of next season so that they can use the money they will get from selling the players to sign new players. The North London club made a return to a European competition the Europa League and they will need to get their team ready to stand the pressure in the league.