Arsenal begin talks with Mohamed Elneny over new contract with midfielder a popular member of squad


Arsenal ‘begin talks with Mohamed Elneny over possible new contract with resurgent midfielder a popular and influential member of Mikel Arteta’s squad’

  • Mohamed Elneny was brought into the starting XI after three straight defeats
  • The midfielder has impressed with the Gunners winning all four games since 
  • The club are now open to the idea of offering the 29-year-old a new deal   

Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with midfielder Mohamed Elneny over a new contract following the Egyptian’s successful return to the starting line-up.

Elneny has started all four of Arsenal’s last four league games, having started just one all season prior.

He was brought in to the side with their top four hopes crumbling following a run of three straight defeats and injury to Thomas Partey.

Arsenal have reportedly opened talks with midfielder Mohamed Elneny over a new contract

And Arteta’s decision has paid off, Elneny impressing alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield and helping the Gunners win all four games since.

The Athletic understands he is seen as a popular member of Arteta’s squad, and his experience and character are valued highly internally.

His six-year spell at the club had looked to be coming to an end when his contract expires at the end of the season but he has shown enough to make the his manager and officials have a rethink.

Arsenal will now look to offer him a new deal though signing a new midfielder does still remain a priority in the summer.

Mikel Arteta's decision to bring Elneny back into the sArsenal tarting XI has paid off

Mikel Arteta’s decision to bring Elneny back into the sArsenal tarting XI has paid off

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