The agent of Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has revealed that his client has decided to renew his contract at the Emirates Stadium.
Elneny‘s Gunners career has proved to be a feel-good story of manager Mikel Arteta’s reign to date. The Egyptian was out on loan at Besiktas for the 2019/20 season, with Arteta replacing Unai Emery in December 2019. It looked as if the player had no future at Arsenal, but Arteta has given him a new lease of life.
Indeed, Elneny has made 30 appearances in all competitions this season, including 16 Premier League games.
Therefore, talk has surfaced that he could earn a new contract, with his current terms expiring next summer.
The Egypt international said two weeks ago: “Of course, for me I am always loyal to Arsenal. If Arsenal say to me: ‘Sign a new contract’, of course I would be happy to do this.”
According to his agent, his client has made the final decision to stay in north London.
Alan Nazmy told Egyptian press (via The Sun): “Elneny will renew his contract with Arsenal. He won’t leave to Galatasaray or Turkey.
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Nevertheless, Nazmy added that his client has attracted suitors following his recent displays for Arsenal.
He added: “There are several offers for Mohamed Eleney and in the coming period things will be decided whether to accept one of these offers or continue to line up at Arsenal.”
“Leaving to the Turkish league is among the rumours surrounding Mohamed,” he told Yallakora.
“The player has a season left on his contract, and we are currently working on renewing the contract.
“The player’s ambitions are to continue after earning the confidence of his coach Arteta. This is his first choice.”
Elneny reveals Arteta help
Speaking earlier this month over his plans to sign a new contract, Elneny also revealed how Arteta helped him to settle back into the team.
The midfielder said: “Before I came back, Mikel didn’t speak to me but after when we came to the start of the season he started to speak to me.
“And he said: ‘Mo, we have new things now. We have to understand how I want the midfield to play and always if you don’t understand something from the new system you have now, just come to ask me’.
“He was helping me so much to understand the way he wanted us to play and this is what helped me a lot.”