Mohamed Elneny has been speaking about the squad’s excitement for their pre-season tour of the States ahead of the game against Everton.

Mohamed Elneny signing his new contract with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)
Mohamed Elneny signing his new contract with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Probably for the first time since he signed for Arsenal in 2016, Mohamed Elneny is enjoying a summer without speculation around his future.

Signing a new one-year deal to keep him at the club until 2023 (it also has the option of another year), Elneny continues to be an important part of the squad.

“Everyone is excited for pre-season in America,” Elneny said. “We are here for 10 or 11 days and we are going to give everything every day to be stronger. It’s been really good so far.

“Sometimes it’s good to change the location, be away from the training ground, and get to know each other better. We have met a few fans, signed some autographs, and the weather is different too.

“I think that’s good for us though, it makes us work harder, makes us stronger. When you train when it’s humid and really hot it’s tougher. It’s hard work but it’s better for us.

“We are going to play three good opponents, and it’s going to be a really good test for us – a good training exercise. Pre-season is always like that, the most important thing is how we put what we have worked on in training out in the games too.

“I’m looking forward to the games, to learn from what we’ve worked on. And hopefully more goals from me!”

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 22: Raheem Mostert #43 of the Baltimore Ravens catches a punt against the St. Louis Rams in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD – NOVEMBER 22: Raheem Mostert #43 of the Baltimore Ravens catches a punt against the St. Louis Rams in the second half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Arsenal play their third game of pre-season on Saturday night when they face Everton in the M&T Bank Stadium, the multi-purpose 70,745-seater home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.

Speaking recently, Elneny’s father revealed that, not only did he know his son was going to stay with Arsenal where they all love him, but he also said that he thinks Elneny can coach Arsenal one day.

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