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Mohamed Elneny drops update on Arsenal future

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The Egyptian midfielder’s contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the season.

Mohamed Elneny has reiterated his desire to stay at Arsenal beyond the end of his current contract.

The 29-year-old has made 145 appearances for the club since a €12.5 million transfer from FC Basel in 2016. With Thomas Partey injured, he has impressed in midfield alongside Granit Xhaka recently.

Reports emerged last week claiming Arsenal had  opened talks with Elneny about a new contract.

“I’ve said before, if Arsenal want me, it’s my club, my family, but it’s not my decision,” the midfielder told Sky Sports about his future.

“I have to wait for them to say ‘Mo, we want you’. Since the first day I have been here, it has felt like a family. We really work like that here, it’s such a beautiful club.”

On Monday, Arsenal will go up against Newcastle United in a Premier League clash at St James’ Park. A Gunners win is priced at 1.70 at the time of writing. This implies they have a 59% chance of claiming all three points.