Mohamed Elneny sends public contract message to Arsenal


Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has, this weekend, sent a clear-as-day message to the powers that be on the red half of north London.

The future of Egyptian international Elneny has of course flown somewhat under the radar of late. This comes despite the 29-year-old being primed to join the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah in departing Arsenal as a free agent upon the expiration of his contract in the summer.

Evidently, though, if Elneny has his own way, then he will in fact not be calling time on his stint in Arsenal colours any time soon.

This comes with the midfielder, hotly tipped for a move to Turkey during the January transfer window, having confirmed that he remains hopeful of extending his stay with Mikel Arteta's squad.

Speaking to journalist Mark Mann-Bryans on the back of the Gunners' meeting with Manchester United, Elneny revealed that, should those in a position of power at the club reach out regarding a contract extension, he would show no hesitation in committing to as much:

Red Devils downed

The latest word on Elneny's future of course comes fresh on the back of the former Basel star playing a key role for Arsenal once more on Saturday.

Amid Thomas Partey's ongoing absence, for the 2nd time in the space of a week, Elneny was thrown in at the deep end, handed a starting berth alongside Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park for the club's crunch Premier League showdown with Manchester United.

And, yet again, the experienced Egyptian went on to impress, keeping things ticking over in typically neat fashion en route to an eventual 3-1 triumph.

Elneny even bagged the assist for midfield partner Xhaka's result-clinching 3rd, guiding Arsenal back clear of north London rivals Tottenham amid the tense ongoing battle for the Premier League's final top-four berth.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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