Mohamed Elneny has admitted that he would sign a new contract with Arsenal even if the club only wanted him to play as a backup.
Mikel Arteta’s contract expires in the summer, and Arsenale already aiming to boost their midfield with at least one new player. Mikel Arteta has his sights set on Ruben Neves and Youri Tielemans.
Elneny has only started three Premier League games this season and is well aware of his position in the squad, but the Egyptian has stated that he is unconcerned.
“Of sure,” Elneny said when asked if he would sign a contract extension to remain on the bench.
“I’m always up for a challenge and always give it my all.” I don’t get to choose who plays, but I keep going to training to prove my worth and force him to play me.
“If I don’t get a chance to play, I’ll keep going until I do.” I won’t consider leaving Arsenal if they say “we want you.” For the past six years, it has been my family. This is my favorite club.”
Elneny was expected to depart Arsenal in January, but he stayed at the request of Arteta, who wanted him to provide insurance for Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka – a decision that appears to have paid off now that Partey’s season appears to be gone.
On Arteta’s method of urging him to stay, Elneny continued, “He didn’t say anything.” “He just believes in me and puts me in huge games.” And I owe him gratitude for it.
“I’ll keep going and try not to think about anything else except my performance to help the team achieve our goal.” I’m only waiting for the club to settle on the contract and other details.
“Mikel has a tight relationship with all of the players. We always converse, and he instills confidence in us at all times.
“He allows us to play games, and most importantly, he trusts his players.”
“I’m ecstatic to be a part of the starting lineup for these two games.” I worked hard in training to earn a spot in the starting XI for every game, and I believe I did well when I got my chance. The most important thing is that we won both games.”