As reported by Arsenal themselves, Mohamed Elneny has officially signed a brand new contract with the club. Elneny will now remain at the Emirates Stadium for the foreseeable future, with no confirmation other than ‘long-term’ regarding the official length of the new deal.
Elneny has been a part of the Arsenal family for well over two years now and is over halfway to having made 100 appearances for the Gunners. At the age of just 25, it’s easy to see him having another half a decade or so left in him at the highest level, especially given his style of play and composure on the ball.
Elneny hasn’t exactly become a household name for the North London club since making the switch from Basel, but with that being said, he’s played a role in some important moments – with one sticking out in particular. Mo’s goal against Barcelona in their Champions League knockout game will live long in the memory of all Arsenal supporters, alongside his consistency which caused him to capture back to back Player of the Month awards.
It’s not just his work in club football which has caught the eye of fans, either, as the Egyptian has been a member of the national team in his homeland for the better part of seven years. Now, after many years of waiting, Elneny will likely be one of the men to lead Egypt forward in this summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup alongside fellow countryman Mohamed Salah.
So far this season Elneny has had similar luck in regards to not featuring all that much in the starting XI, but if he’s given a chance to flourish in an extended run, then he could help to improve the club’s current situation.
Wenger has always seemed to have a soft spot for Elneny, but with a new manager likely being just around the corner, you have to question whether or not the midfielder will be given a chance to really make an impression.
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