Resurgent Arsenal man to get a new short-term deal

Fabrizio Romano claims Arsenal will hand a new one-year deal to Mohamed Elneny as a reward for his decent form in the last few weeks.

The Egyptian has come back in from the cold to become an unsung hero for the Gunners in the final few weeks of the season.

With Thomas Partey out and Albert Sambi Lokonga struggling for form since he joined the club, Arteta decided to give a new chance to Elneny, and the Egyptian took it with both hands.

He is now being tipped to stay and in a recent update on his future, transfer insider, Romano tweeted: “Mo Elneny set to extend his contract with Arsenal. New deal until June 2023 with option for further season as expected.”

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Judging by his form in recent weeks, it is clear Elneny has to remain at the Emirates.

He might not play often when Partey returns to full fitness, but the best clubs around the world have squad depth and this helps them to keep challenging and winning trophies.

If we keep Elneny, we would enjoy the luxury of having a tried and trusted midfielder as a squad member.

Hopefully, this agreement will be signed soon so that we can focus on adding new players to the squad.

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  1. Huge mistake to keep this very moderate, which really means POOR, player for another year. How any fan could expect better results with THIS sort of player in the team is a mystery to we realists!

  2. Reliable squad player, so on board with this deal. My concern though is if Xhaka also stays which means we probably sign only one midfielder when we really need two. A no.8 who can help us dictate play a lot better than and can chip in with a few goals like Tielemans or Aouar as well as a top quality no.6 who can help break up play like Bissouma or Phillips.

    1. Why does giving MO a reported one season extension and Xhaka, seemingly, Mikels first name on the team sheet, mean we cannot sign another two midfielders?
      There is also the possibility that, with Saliba playing, we could see White moving in to the midfield, so one midfielder could be sufficient anyway.

      Our absolute focus, in my opinion, has to be two top class strikers (look at Kane and Son) and cover at full back for the inevitable injuries that Tierney will receive.

      Just a little reminder, Liverpool and Villa have already made signings… let’s be ‘aving you Edu!!!

      1. Elneny Xhaka Partey Lokonga that’s 4 already so In that scenario I can only see us signing one new midfielder and as you rightly say we need to sign two strikers, a winger to replace Pepe, a full back or two and possibly another central defender depending on Saliba situation.

  3. Elneny has officially become an Arteta signing. If his form continues, he will be regarded as such. But if tomorrow he plays badly, he will be billed as an indisciplined, bang average, useless, deadwood, dross Arsene Wenger player if/when results go south. Either way, Arteta wins. I love this manager

    1. Just as Xhaka is also portrayed dgr8xt.
      Was at the game on Sunday and it seemed as if Elneny was involved in every move.
      When Xhaka was substituted, the crowd rose as one to applaud him.

      What I find weird, is that fans like JF, don’t get the simple fact that MA has improved both players and should also get credit!!!

      I do believe that it was stated that neither player would ever wear the shirt again – the realists amongst us, expected Mikel to start coaching players,rather than selling / loaning / giving away, as that kind of management could not continue.

      Well done MO, you are a true professional and will be a valuable member of our first team squad next season … as you have proved this season.

  4. Keep el neny sell xhaka its xhaka who can generate some founds they both average but el neny cheaper and comfortable on the bench keep el neny upgrade on xhaka

    1. And people question our thoughts on this manager TRVL. Its slapping them in the face all the mistakes he keeps making and they still say he is doing a good job. Incredulous!!!!!!

      1. Had we made champions league football I would be inclined to 100% agree with both of you. However given our circumstance I can understand this deal. Elneny as 4th/5th choice I can accept. He will have an important role as one of the experienced heads in amongst a host of youngster’s for the early stages of our Europa League campaign. We still need to sign two midfielders(ball winner and a deeplying playmaker) but I believe that depends on whether Xhaka is also retained.

        1. Why not sign two solid works class experienced players to guide the young heads in the team? And use the money on this new contract else where

          1. I whole heartily agree with you but Arteta and Edu make the decisions and have other ideas.

            1. I don’t care what anyone says Xhaka should be sold he’s had his chance and it hasn’t worked at all

  5. Arteta must have had a big say in keeping Elnenny because we have been trying our hardest to sell him for the last 3 years!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Ohhhh god…..arsenal fans, so funny a bunch, sometimes I wonder what has kept majority here from earning eufa coaching barge or take the football admin job, that way when you make your assertions I personally will take you serious.

    One of our inform players have just been given a contract EXTENTION and some “fans” are tearing themselves here …on the ground the player is …..

  7. I believe, we have a limit to how much players we can sign especially of a guranteed quality.
    Everyone says Sambi is talented but to this point he is still adapting, which can happen to any other new player.
    ElNeny won’t cost much, no adaption time and we cannot sell him, and he can fill the gap when needed. MA knows him well, strengths and weaknesses and he has shown loyalty and character.
    It just makes sense to extend his contract.

    We will still need a midfielder signing(s) regardless. Academy players like Aziz and Patino seem to need more time.

  8. He was pretty much my MOTM at the ManU game. A year extension is hardly going to break the bank and in Elneny he is, so to speak, oven ready, so there’ll be no transition period where other new signings may need to bed in. I can’t see what the fuss is about

  9. Misheal Lesheam its because we are armchair managers, why we can rant as we like on Eleney contract extension.

    In my opinion Lonkango should go on a season long loan, while we strengthen the spine of the team with two marquee midfielders .

    Ofcourse one or two marquee strikers is a must.

  10. I think that giving Mo a contract extension makes a lot of sense financially.he is a good professional and squad player and should be at his peak and his reported wages won’t make much of a difference.ti replace him would cost few millions.i also believe that this move shows that,this summer we won’t be able to sign all the players we need,I know that most fans expect us to sign at least 2 mildfielders but if Xhaka,AMN..stays we’ll end up with only one new and probably MA promoting some youngsters.

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