Arsenal prepare to discuss contract extension for Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal prepare to discuss contract extension for Mohamed Elneny after midfielder’s superb start to the new season under Mikel Arteta

  • Mohamed Elneny is set for a contract extension at Arsenal after his superb form 
  • The Egyptian midfielder appeared to be on his way out of the club in the summer 
  • The 28-year-old’s deal is currently poised to expire at the end of this campaign

Arsenal are preparing to discuss a contract extension for Mohamed Elneny following his excellent start to the season.

The Egyptian midfielder appeared to be on his way out of the club in the summer after returning from a loan spell at Besiktas but he has established himself as an important part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.

The 28-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of next season.

Arsenal are preparing to discuss tabling a contract extension for midfielder Mohamed Elneny

Meanwhile, Arteta dismissed claims from pundit Roy Keane that some of his players lack respect because they address him by his first name rather than manager, boss or gaffer.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sparked Keane’s disgust during a post-match interview after Sunday’s win at Manchester United. 

Arteta, whose side host Molde in the Europa League on Thursday, said: ‘I give them the choice to call me whatever they are comfortable with. For me, it’s not an issue and it’s not something I would feel respected or disrespected on.’

Midfielder Joe Willock said: ‘We all really, really respect the manager. What he’s done over the 10 months he’s been here is mind-blowing and we can only take our hats off to him.’

The Egyptian (right) has enjoyed a superb start to the season and impressed boss Mikel Arteta




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