Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a long term contract at the club, as the club announced on Monday.
The Egyptian joined the club in January 2016 and since has made 65 appearances for the club and has won one FA Cup with the Gunners. He joined from Swiss side Basel and has racked up some decent performances off late in Arsenal’s midfield and some time at the center of defense.
Elneny joined Arsenal in 2016
The player himself took on Twitter and announced his extension with the club.
“Officially we will be together for a longer time, in order to reach what we started, and to put arsenal in it’s deserved spot In Europe and the whole world,” he wrote on Twitter.
Also the club made a conformation soon stating-
“Mo is an experienced international and was part of the squad that recently helped Egypt qualify for this summer’s World Cup – their first appearance since 1990.
We would like to congratulate Mo on his new contract and look forward to his continued contribution in the coming seasons.”
Elneny in action in an Europa League match
Arsenal have now managed to rack up another player under contract after Mesut Ozil agreed to extend his stay with the Gunners after much speculation of leaving. The Egypt International was also speculated to leave on loan for more game time, but injury to Ramsey and Arsenal’s defenders paved his way back into the main fold through solid Europa League performances.
Elneny is currently with Egypt on International duty ahead of his country’s World Cup preparation, a feat they achieved after more than two decades. The midfielder is certain to be in the team to Russia and now his extension at the Emirates will definitely help to bring the best out of him.
Arsenal are yet to lure Wilshere into a contract as the English midfielder’s future remains a doubt with he is yet to sign a new deal at the North London club.