Pharaohs of Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a contract extension at Arsenal.
Elneny’s new deal was announced on the Gunners website arsenal.com.
“Midfielder Mohamed Elneny is extending his stay with us.
“Mo, 29, has been a key member of the squad since joining us from Basel in 2016. He’s made 147 appearances, scoring five goals and contributing 10 assists.
“Mo, the first Egyptian ever to play for the club, has 93 international appearances to his name.
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“He made his Arsenal debut in a 2–1 win against Burnley in the FA Cup in January 2016 and was in the 2016/17 FA Cup-winning squad.
“He was also part of the team that won the FA Community Shield in 2017 and 2020 and helped us reach the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Final in Baku.”
Speaking on his new contract, Elneny told arsenal.com:“I love this club and I feel like part of this family,” Mo told Arsenal Media.
“I want to continue at this amazing club and amazing family and I’m very happy and very excited for the future.”
And according to Mikel Arteta: “Mo is a really important part of the team. He brings endless energy, enthusiasm and commitment to the team and is loved by everyone. He’s an important player for us on and off the pitch, a real role model to our younger players and I’m delighted he’s staying.”
Meanwhile, Elneny’s new contract is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
Recall, the midfielder helped Egypt reach the final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
After recovering from their opening group stage loss to the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Egypt went all the way to the final and lost to Senegal on penalties.
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