Mohamed Elneny has thanked Arsenal, his teammates and the fans for his three-year spell so far, leading to some supporters speculating that he might be on the way out.
Posting on Twitter, Elneny sent an emotional ‘thank you’ to everyone involved with Arsenal on Monday. He described how grateful he is for the entire experience and for everyone he got to share it with:
and the many happy ones.. I’m grateful for the one of a kind fans, for the coaches, for the colleagues who became real brothers, for everyone.. I’m grateful for the past and I’m very much looking forward to the future..♥️ pic.twitter.com/T1wHR5LExJ
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennY) January 14, 2019
The message was certainly touching, but the tone of the post left Arsenal supporters wondering whether it was a goodbye message.
@ArsenalNexus possible goodbye message??
— arsenal lady (@arsenal_25) January 14, 2019
Why does this feel like a possible goodbye, love you as a player but I think you would thrive in another team given an opportunity to play more.
— Captain_Ozil (@AfricanExportLt) January 14, 2019
His post seems like he's leaving…but either way this guy is underrated!
— Elaine Sharp (@sharp_eshar) January 14, 2019
I hope this isn’t a goodbye 😥
— Ian (@ezzeeegooner) January 14, 2019
There’s been plenty of talk about a possible exit in recent months. Reports in November suggested Arsenal were ‘prepared to sell’ the midfielder, then Football.London claimed earlier this month that Elneny was expected to be made available. They linked him with a possible move to Leicester, replacing Vicente Iborra, who has since moved to Villarreal.
Meanwhile, one of the player’s former managers insisted the Egyptian international should leave the club for more game time.
For now, we’ll assume the post was nothing more than a heartfelt message to show his gratitude at the opportunity he’s been given so far. We should know soon enough if it really is anything more than that.