Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny rejected a chance to move to Leicester City listing an interesting reason behind his decision.
We are very much aware that lifestyle plays a great part in the career of every professional footballer and Mohamed Elneny is no different.
This is why it can hardly come as a surprise to see a player reject an opportunity to secure first-team football by moving elsewhere simply because he enjoys life at his current club too much.
Mohamed Elneny listed this particular reason to justify his decision to rebuff a £10 million approach from Leicester City, claiming he ‘enjoys life in London too much’.
The North London club were thought to have accepted Leicester City’s bid for the 25-year-old midfielder and allowed the Egyptian international to open talks with the Foxes about personal terms.
But despite his limited time at Arsenal last season and slim chances to become a first-team regular in the forthcoming campaign, Elneny has decided to remain at the Emirates.
Arsenal have Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Granit Xhaka all competing for a place in the team and Elneny will face a challenge of breaking into the first team in the 2017/18 season.
Elneny is coming off from an underwhelming season during which he only made 14 appearances for Arsenal only eight of which were starts.
The Egypt international midfielder joined Arsenal in a £5 million deal from Swiss giants Basel last January.
Elneny still has three years left on his current Arsenal contract.