Mohamed Elneny is said to turn down reported interest from elsewhere and stay at Arsenal for the coming season (via Arsenal.com).
It was one of the most incredible matches in a while when the Gunners beat Leicester City 4-3 on Friday night.
Arsenal had a squad hit by injuries and a lack of fitness with key midfielder Aaron Ramsey unable to start the opening match of the Premier League season.
The Welshman eventually made it onto the pitch and got a goal but his starting place was taken by Mohamed Elneny who has spoken about the match.
“Winning today was crucial after losing the opening fixture in many encounters during the past seasons,” Elneny told the official Arsenal website.
“After you win the first game in such style, this gives you such a push to continue the season in a very high spirit after turning tables around.
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“It’s good for me to help the team to win and especially to assist a goal in today’s game and give all that you have for Arsenal.”
Elneny has been strongly linked with a move away from the club but he turned down a move to Leicester City earlier in the summer and now looks set to stay at the Emirates.
“I consider Arsenal as my home,” added Elneny. “I give all that I have to play in the starting 11 with the team and I’ll always keep improving to keep my spot.
“I am happy with the boss’s confidence in my quality and I hope to deliver my best in all the games.”
It’s good to see Mohamed Elneny will be staying at the Emirates. The Egyptian is the only backup midfielder in the squad who can replace Aaron Ramsey and play with the same level of energy and ability on the ball. He put in a good performance against Leicester City and let’s hope he’ll continue to do the same as the season progresses.