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Arsenal announce a new deal for Egyptian star

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After a strong end to the final third of last season, Mohamed Elneny has put pen-to-paper on a new Gunners deal.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a new one-year contract extension with the club.

The 29-year-old Egyptian’s previous deal had been due to expire at the end of June. However, he had been clear in his desire to extend his six-year association with the Gunners despite reported interest from clubs in Turkey.

Now Arsenal have confirmed a new one-year deal for Elneny, which includes an option for a further 12 months.

“I love this club and I feel like part of this family,” Elneny told the club’s media. “I want to continue at this amazing club and amazing family and I’m very happy and very excited for the future.”

The Egypt international has made 147 appearances for the Premier League side since a €12.5 million transfer from FC Basel in 2016. With Thomas Partey injured, he impressed in midfield alongside Granit Xhaka during the final games of the 2021/22 campaign.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta added: “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.”