Arsenal have announced a new contract for Mohamed Elneny, with reports suggesting it’s a one-year deal with an option to extend.
Following reports of an extension over the weekend, Mohamed Elneny and Arsenal have confirmed that he’s signed a new deal to stay with the club next season.
The midfielder would have been out of contract this summer, but he’s now committed his future to the Gunners.
“I love this club and I feel like part of this family,” Elneny said.
“I want to continue at this amazing club and amazing family and I’m very happy and very excited for the future.”
Mikel Arteta admitted he’s pleased to see the 29-year-old sticking around, emphasising Elneny’s importance to the squad.
“Mo is a really important part of the team,” Arteta said. “He brings endless energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the team and is loved by everyone.
“He’s an important player for us on and off the pitch, a real role model to our younger players and I’m delighted he’s staying.”
Sam Dean of The Telegraph reported on Sunday that Mohamed Elneny had signed a one-year contract extension with Arsenal with the option for a further year on top of that.
That followed David Ornstein’s for The Athletic earlier this month that whilst Arsenal were yet to present fresh terms to Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, they had started to negotiate with Elneny.
It didn’t take long for the two parties to reach an agreement, and that shouldn’t be any surprise. Elneny had previously admitted that he was essentially just waiting for an offer so he could sign it.
“If Arsenal say: ‘We want you’, I don’t think about leaving,” Elneny said. “It’s my family for six years. I love this club.
“The contract and stuff, I’m just waiting for the club to decide what they want.”