Mohamed Elneny has extended his Arsenal contract on Monday. The Egyptian midfielder announced the deal on his Instagram account but failed to mention the length of the contract.
”Officially we will be together for a longer time, in order to reach what we started and to tput Arsenal in its deserved spot in Europe and the whole world.
#WeAreArsenal #WeAreGunners,” he wrote.
Manager Arsene Wenger has expressed delight at the extension saying the player still has years ahead of him in the game.
“He had a good pre-season, he absorbed a huge quantity of work and he takes advantage of it now, so it’s down to where he is needed,” Wenger said.
“I will use him as a central defender in a three or in midfield. He is a fantastic team player and he is a credit to your country if you are Egyptian. He is a fantastic boy, we love him here.
“It took him some time to adapt to the intensity of the games and I think he was not aggressive enough for the Premier League [initially]. But now he has added that to his game.
“People forget that Elneny is 25 years old. He is not 30 – he’s still a young player and his best years are in front of him.”
Elneny has made 65 appearances for Arsenal since joining in January 2016. He began his senior career with El Mokawloon in the Egyptian Premier League before joining Swiss club Basel in 2013, helping them to three Super League titles.