Arsenal announced on Monday afternoon that Mohamed Elneny had signed a new long-term contract with the club.
Elneny, who is valued at £9m by transfermarkt.co.uk, joined the Gunners from Basel in January 2016, and has made 65 appearances in all competitions for the Premier League club.
The midfielder, who is expected to represent Egypt at this summer’s World Cup, has scored once and provided two assists in 26 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season.
There remains uncertainty surrounding the future of Jack Wilshere, but Arsenal have secured the future of Elneny, who has actually only appeared in 10 Premier League fixtures this term.
The Gunners supporters, who have previously been split on Elneny, are not exactly delighted with what is happening at their football club at the moment, and it was somewhat surprising when such a large number reacted positively to the news surrounding the Egyptian.
Indeed, the club’s fans seem delighted with the contract news, and a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 26, 2018
Elneny a very good squad player, hardly puts a foot wrong when called upon? What’s your deal
— Pierce Hughes (@PierceH24) March 26, 2018
— Felix. (@WittyGooner) March 26, 2018
Cue Twitter meltdown when actually he’s a very solid player that is a good squad member
— Mat Read (@MrMatRead) March 26, 2018
YESSSSSSSS , so underrated
— ÖZ (@theewizardof0z) March 26, 2018
Well deserved imo. Congrats Mo!
— Quícksílver (@DashOfBellerin) March 26, 2018
Good news. Happy to see someone who has the right attitude (i.e. actually looks like he cares and realises what a privilege it is to be a professional footballer) staying.
— David L (@DavidL88674763) March 26, 2018
Good player, Good backup. 🙂 #COYG
— Arsenal Mumbai SC (@Arsenal_Mumbai) March 26, 2018
Delighted to see this – Mo brings skill, balance and a fantastic work ethic to the cause.
— Sameer Anees (@Sammy_Anees) March 26, 2018
— David Vickery (@woodburygooner) March 26, 2018