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Mohamed Elneny signs new Arsenal contract until 2024

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until 2024.

The Egypt international is the Gunners’ longest-serving player having been at the club since 2016.

Elneny’s original contract was due to expire at the end of this season. However, there was an option to extend it by a further 12 months.

The 30-year-old has struggled with fitness issues this term, forcing Arsenal to sign Jorginho from Chelsea last month.

Elneny has played in eight games across all competitions this term. His last appearance came on January 9 in the FA Cup victory over Oxford United.

The former Basel star injured his right knee in training afterwards and has been on the sidelines. Elneny has played 155 times for Arsenal and has scored six goals and assisted 10 others.

He was close to leaving in 2019-20 after struggling to play under Unai Emery. The Egyptian joined Super Lig club Besiktas on loan but returned the following season.

He played 23 league games in Mikel Arteta’s first season in charge but has seen injuries limit his chances since then.

Arsenal handed him a one-year extension last May and has given him another deal. A thigh problem kept him out of action at the beginning of the season.

Arsenal are challenging across three competitions and will need depth in midfield.

Thomas Partey is also struggling with injuries but is expected to return to action soon. Having the Ghanaian, Jorginho and Elneny all fit will be a massive boost for the Gunners.

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