Arsenal are expected to resume contract extension talks with Mohamed Elneny later this summer, amid interest from several European clubs.

Olympiacos F.C. v Arsenal UEFA Europa League Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side s third goal during the UEFA Europa League match at Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus Copyright: Focus Imagesx FIL
Olympiacos F.C. v Arsenal UEFA Europa League Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side s third goal during the UEFA Europa League match at Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus Copyright: Focus Images / FIL

Last week, we covered a report from The Athletic that Arsenal aren’t currently holding negotiations with Mohamed Elneny over a new contract. But in the latest twist to the saga, Football.London claim they are expected to resume talks this summer.

Football.London write that preliminary talks over a new deal began in April, with Arsenal aware that Elneny’s contract was about to enter its final year.

Although the club have made no contact since – which explains The Athletic’s report – talks are likely to resume ahead of the new season. In the meantime, several European clubs are monitoring Elneny’s situation.

Elneny made 41 appearances (27 starts) for Arsenal in 2020/21, his busiest campaign with the club. But you’d imagine his status in the squad next season will largely depend on how successful the club are in the transfer window.

If they land their midfield targets, Elneny may find himself surplus to requirements, particularly with fewer games on offer this season. Arsenal are likely holding off for now so they can make an informed choice on his future.

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