Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has recently signed a new contract with the club, extending his stay in North London until 2024. The 30-year-old Egypt international has been with the Gunners since 2016, and his new deal will keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.
Elneny’s time at Arsenal has been somewhat up and down. After joining the club from Swiss side FC Basel, he made a promising start, but his performances soon began to decline. He was eventually loaned out to Turkish club Besiktas for the 2019/20 season, where he played regularly and regained some confidence.
Upon his return to Arsenal, Elneny found himself playing a more significant role in the squad under Mikel Arteta. The Spanish coach has been a vocal advocate of Elneny, praising his work rate, professionalism, and tactical awareness.
Despite not being the most technically gifted player on the team, Elneny has become an important part of Arteta’s midfield setup. His defensive abilities and ability to break up play have been key in helping Arsenal become a more organized and solid team.
Elneny’s new contract is a testament to the progress he has made over the last few seasons. While he may not be the flashiest player on the team, his hard work and dedication have earned him the respect of his teammates and the coaching staff.
The signing of Elneny to a new deal also shows that Arteta and Arsenal are committed to building a team that values teamwork and selflessness over individual talent. While the club has struggled in recent years, Arteta seems determined to build a squad that can compete at the highest level while also playing attractive, possession-based football.
The news of Elneny’s contract extension has been met with mixed reactions from Arsenal fans. Some believe that he is not good enough to play regularly for a top-four Premier League team, while others appreciate his work ethic and value to the team.
Regardless of fans’ opinions, it’s clear that Elneny’s signing is an important piece of business for Arsenal. With the likes of Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey also in the squad, the Gunners now have a solid core of midfielders who can compete at the highest level.
Looking ahead, it will be interesting to see how Elneny’s role in the team evolves over the next few seasons. With Arteta likely to continue to build a team that values tactical discipline and hard work, Elneny could continue to play a key role in the midfield setup.
Overall, Elneny’s new contract is a positive development for Arsenal. While he may not be the most glamorous player on the team, his professionalism and work ethic have earned him the respect of his teammates and the coaching staff. With his future at the club now secured, Elneny can continue to focus on helping Arsenal become a top-four Premier League team once again.
Written by: Farhan Ahmed (@GunnerSince96)