Arsenal man is more than happy to extend his contract

Mohamed Elneny has insisted that he would gladly sign a new contract at Arsenal.

The Egyptian spent last season on loan at Besiktas and he was expected to leave the Gunners in the summer once again.

However, his early season form convinced Mikel Arteta to keep him for this campaign and he has proven to be a valuable squad member.

The arrival of Thomas Partey has seen him struggle to earn a regular place in the team this season, but when he has been called upon, he has shown his worth.

He recently scored an amazing goal in the Europa League for the Gunners to show that he is a capable player.

His current deal is quickly running out and the Gunners will have to decide if they want to keep him, sell him or allow him to leave for free.

On his part, the former Basel man wants an extended stay in north London and he isn’t shy to admit it.

In a recent interview, he was asked if he would love to remain at Arsenal, he said, via the Irish Examiner:

“Of course, for me I am always loyal to Arsenal,” he said when asked about signing a new contract.

“If Arsenal say to me: ‘Sign a new contract’, of course I would be happy to do this.”

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11 Comments

  1. Atid says:

    He earns very little and if he is happy to continue with that then why not? My only issue is he takes up a non-homegrown space. However, when compared with Torreira (who we could probably get £20m for, Ceballos (though he would cost £20m) or a vastly improved player (which would cost £40m) The holding midfield is definitely an area that needs sorting out.
    Partey – obviously a keeper
    Xhaka – new contract or sell for 25m
    Ceballos – return or buy for 20m
    Elneny – new contract or sell for 5m
    Torreira – new contract or sell for 20m
    Guendozi – new contract or sell for 20m
    Maitland-Niles – new contract or sell for 20m
    Willock – new contract or sell for 15m
    Smith-Rowe – obvious keeper
    Odegarrd – return or buy for 40m

    1. jon fox says:

      Plenty of “or’s” Hedging ALL your bets then?

  2. McLovin says:

    We made a 50m loss last year and have lost hundreds of millions letting players leave for free.

    This summer we have a chance to remedy that (a bit) and sell average players who have welcomed their stay (Elneny, Xhaka, Chambers). No new contracts, just sell them and we can bring in players who can improve us further.

  3. Goonerbeall says:

    The thought of keeping Elneny frightens me. He is not particularly young or skillful but a decent grafted. Arsenal has been relying on low tech players. Players who are no here no there type resulting in lowering our level. Many clubs have gone past us and we seem to be going backwards. We dont seem to replace e gem with another. There was a time the position Elneny occupy was held by a gem called Gilberto. He left and we’ve been recruiting players no one can respect, opponents or colleagues.
    Please restore confidence otherwise our club is going nowhere.

  4. Goonerbeall says:

    The thought of keeping Elneny frightens me. He is not particularly young or skillful but a decent grafted. Arsenal has been relying on low tech players. Players who are no here no there type, resulting in lowering of our level. Many clubs have gone past us and we seem to be going backwards. We dont seem to replace e gem with another. There was a time the position Elneny occupy was held by a gem called Gilberto. He left and we’ve been recruiting players no one can respect, opponents or colleagues.
    Please restore confidence otherwise our club is going nowhere.

  5. Grandad says:

    We are not the only Club who retains very average players purely as back up or enforced rotation, Milner and Noble are but two who immediately spring to mind.They are not going to improve the team but at their Managers know they will give their all for the shirt.As far as Arsenal is concerned, Torreria,Guendouzi, Bellerin, Xhaka and AMN would be on my available for sale list with the likes of Chambers and Willock being kept as back up.We need to reboot our midfield area where only Partey and ESR are high quality exponents.I expect Ceballos and, I’m afraid, Odegaard to return to RM at the end of the season. Ideally, we should look to bring in at least two new midfielders for next season, providing we can unload the players I mentioned.

  6. The Real Vieira Lynn says:

    if we’re going to compete for anything next season we’re going to need to seriously rethink our midfield situation…

    Willock—like his propensity to go forward, but not sure he has the end product to justify his seemingly constant presence in the box

    AMN—like some of what I’ve seen in Brom, but his inability to perform on a consistent basis is still a concern

    Guendo—just can’t imagine him reinventing himself to such a degree that he will be welcomed back as long as Arteta’s at the helm

    Partey—big chip player, just needs to figure out his injuries woes…damn you midfield jinx

    Xhaka—needs to be sold…not because he has nothing to offer a team, but because he can’t offer what we need to actually move forward…as long as he’s here our tactics will be too slow going forward and suspect in the back-end against the teams that matter(he allows Arteta to settle for second best)

    Ceballos—return to sender and never look back.

    Lucas—would really enjoy having him back in the fold, but I fear he or the club aren’t into the notion of a reunion tour

    Elneny—best bang for your buck option…good in the room, knows his role and puts in a shift…only replace if you can find better attributes at the same wage

    ESR—must be played centrally, should be a centerpiece figure if he can stay on the pitch…must be pushed this season so that we can see if he can handle the riggers of EPL life

    Ode—not sure yet…shown some signs, but needs to keep producing on the reg, then it will be all about Real’s valuation, if they actually want to sell…no more loans without clauses

    there’s only a couple of givens, but a complete overhaul would be an incredibly difficult task in one summer, as such, you probably need to focus on adding two key midfield pieces, one defensive and one attacking option, promote Azeez, sell Lucas, Guendo, Xhaka, one of AMN or Willock, then return Ceballos and re-sign Elneny on the same salary or slightly less.

    unfortunately, when Arteta bought into the misplaced notion that this was a “retooling”, by mistakenly pursuing Willian, and not a “rebuild”, of which it clearly was, this process has been delayed by at least another season…hopefully we will have the financial capacity and fortitude to make the kind of moves that will yield some positive results earlier than one might expect under such circumstances

  7. Palash says:

    Fans here very delusional.Sell elneny,sell xhaka,sell everyone except partey lol.They want to sell our entire midfield lmao.I would keep elneny as a squad player.

    1. McLovin says:

      Selling our whole midfield = just Elneny and Xhaka? Those are our only midfielders! Lmao at you!

  8. RSH says:

    Please sell this man. People dont want to sell our midfielders when we are a 10th place team. There are 10th place quality players in there obviously. Elneny is one of them.

  9. mish says:

    arsenal fans….lol, …..sell this sell that, why not suggest we sell the stadium as well.

    funny folks

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