Mohamed Elneny: Arsenal’s longest-serving player signs new one-year contract
Mohamed Elneny has signed a new one-year contract with Arsenal.
The midfielder’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of this season. That contract contained the option for it to be extended by 12 months, but it is understood that Elneny’s new deal is on fresh terms.
The Egyptian is currently sidelined with a serious knee injury picked up last month and is expected to miss the rest of this season.
Elneny is currently the longest-serving player in the Arsenal squad and a popular figure in the dressing room.
“I’m so happy, I love this club and our supporters so much and I’ll give everything to help us be the best we can be, every day I’m here,” he said.
“It makes me so proud to have represented this amazing club since 2016. The spirit and togetherness we have in our squad right now is so positive and I’m so happy I have extended my contract.”
Elneny joined Arsenal in January 2016 from Swiss side FC Basel and has gone on to make 155 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions.
After he suffered a knee injury last month, Arsenal signed Jorginho from Chelsea for £12million to cover his absence.
After signing his new deal, Elneny tweeted: “A new chapter begins in my journey with Arsenal. I just signed a new contract.
A new chapter begins in my journey with Arsenal. I just signed a new contract 😍 Arsenal for me isn’t just a club I joined 7 years ago, which makes me the longest serving player currently ☺️ Arsenal is home, family, happiness, growth, and ambition. My Arsenal family, I love you♥️ pic.twitter.com/yOTw48O2xN
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennY) February 21, 2023
“Arsenal for me isn’t just a club I joined 7 years ago, which makes me the longest serving player currently. Arsenal is home, family, happiness, growth, and ambition. My Arsenal family, I love you.”