Arsenal announced that Mohamed Elneny has signed a new contract with the team. The contract will be valid until June 2024.
“Mo, a hugely respected and experienced member of the squad, is currently our longest-serving player having joined us from Swiss side Basel back in January 2016,” Arsenal said in a statement via their official website.
Elneny spent the 2019/20 season on loan with the Turkish team Besiktas. It was rumored in January 2022 that he would be returning to Turkey, but he ultimately decided to remain with Arsenal. In May of last year, he signed a one-year contract, which led to his continued tenure with the team, he will receive £55,000 per week total salary of £2,860,000 per year.
Throughout his seven-year tenure with the Gunners, Elneny has contributed significantly to the team, having played in 155 matches across all competitions. During this time, he has scored six goals and provided ten assists.
“I am so happy, I love this club and our supporters so much and I will give everything to help us be the best we can be, every day I am here.” the Egyptian international was quoted as saying by the club’s official website after the renewal.
“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 am so happy I have extended my contract,” added the midfielder who became Arsenal’s longest-serving player in the current squad after the renewal.
He underwent surgery after his latest setback and could miss the rest of the season, leaving him to watch on as his team-mates try to win the Premier League title for the first time in 19 years.
His contract was due to expire in June, but despite his fitness issues this term, Arteta has opted to keep him at the club for another year.
As of now, Arsenal are in the lead of the Premier League table with 54 points, having played 23 matches. They hold a two-point lead over Manchester City, who are currently in second place.