Arsenal to reward player with new contract


Arsenal are reportedly planning to hand a new and improved contract to Egyptian International midfielder, Mohamed Elneny despite the refusal of manager Mikel Arteta to confirm it in his press conference on Wednesday.

Mohamed Elneny spent last season on loan away from the club only to return as a different and better player from the start of the season. No surprise he has earned a number of appearances, including starting roles.

The 28-year-old struggled to break into the Gunners team under Unai Emery and we all thought his career with Arsenal is over but with the tactical tutorship of manager Mikel Arteta, he is now the player every pundit wants to talk about and the player Gunners fans wish to see weekly.

His fine form was in full display for the North London outfit against Man United as he was impressive to have helped dominate the Red Devils and his blend with Thomas Partey caught the eye of everyone.

It appears Mohamed Elneny is about to be rewarded by the North London outfit with The Mail reporting that his current deal which expires in 2022 will be extended.

The Egyptian midfielder currently earns £40,000 weekly at Arsenal, according to Spotrac could have a double pay when contact papers are signed.

Arsenal fans could have been divided in the past over Mohamed Elneny and his stay at the club but there is now a mutual feeling in support of his stay while an improved pay will be welcomed by all.

When asked of a new deal for Mohamed Elneny, Mikel Arteta said “Let’s go step by step please! What I can say is that I am really pleased with the player and everything that he is doing and hopefully he can continue like that and perform rally well throughout the season” as reported by

Football pundits have opined that Mohamed Elneny seems like a new player in the Gunners team because of the new player he has become.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.