Egypt international Mohamed Elneny has struggled for regular game time at Arsenal as his contract nears its expiration date.
Arsenal manger Mikel Arteta wants to keep Mohamed Elneny, says the midfielder’s father.
The Egypt international has only made five appearances in all competitions this season, including three in the Premier League. His lack of game time, on top of his expiring contract, has fueled rumors of a January exit.
Reports from last week claimed Elneny could leave the Emirates for free amid interest from Turkish giants Galatasaray.
But the former Basel star’s father, Nasser Elneny, has seemingly ended the prospect of a winter exit for his son.
“Arteta wants Mohamed to stay. He might need him in the coming period so he will remain until the end of the season,” Elneny Sr. told Al-Shams TV.
“I hope he will end his career at Al Ahly.”
Elneny began his career with Egyptian giants Al Ahly at youth level but never played for the first team. He left the club in 2008 for El Mokawloon before embarking on spells at Basel, Besiktas, and currently Arsenal.