Egypt International Signs ‘Long-Term Deal’
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a new contract with the Premier League club.
Egypt international Elneny arrived from FC Basel in the January transfer window of 2016. He has gone on to make 65 first-team appearances for the Gunners. However, he is by no means a first-team regular at the Emirates. He has started just seven Premier League games so far this season and been a substitute in two more.
No timescale has been put on the new contract other than it is a long-term deal. However, Elneny commented: “Officially, we will be together for a long time.
“It’s in order to reach what we started, and to put Arsenal in it’s deserved spot in Europe and the whole world.”
Elneny is part of the Egypt squad that will take part in the World Cup finals this summer for the first time in 28 years.
Meanwhile, team-mate Jack Wilshere is also in talks over a new deal. However, the England international is believed not to be close to putting pen to paper. Arsenal have offered a new deal that would see his £110,000-a-week wages slashed to £90,000 a week but with additional appearance money and a better bonus structure.