Arsenal contract news: Fans react to hearing which deal Edu could extend this summer
A number of Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from Football London concerning the Gunners’ contract plans for Mohamed Elneny.
Elneny has had an interesting time over the last couple of years. He was out on loan when Mikel Arteta was first appointed.
Fans may have assumed that he would be offloaded upon his return to North London. But the Egyptian forced his way back into the fold and went on to play a fairly important role in Arteta’s squad.
The Gunners now face a crucial decision with the 28-year-old. As noted by Football London, his contract expires next summer.
Talks had reportedly started in April over a new deal. But it was suggested that they stalled at some stage.
However, Football London reports that discussions are set continue ahead of the new campaign.
And those reports have divided some of the fans on social media. Some believe that handing him a new contract makes a lot of sense.
Elneny – who earns £50,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – looks to be an incredibly popular member of the squad. And he does not appear to cause any issues when he is not a first-choice option.
‘Very good squad player, but’: Arsenal fans divided over Elneny contract reports
Having said that, some do not believe that a new deal is a step in the right direction. He turns 29 next month.
And he has struggled to hold down a spot in the Arsenal side which has just endured one of its most frustrating campaigns in recent memory.
With that in mind, here is what some of the fans make of the reports…
I actually like Elneny I think he is a very good squad player, but it may be a ploy before a sale
— sheila (@sheilae03392188) June 16, 2021
Not the sort of move we should be making. I’d rather his minutes as 4th choice CM go to an academy prospect like Azeez
— Lloyd (@luluark) June 16, 2021
Amazing person.. but an average player approaching 30.. sell sell sell!
— 🇿🇦TheHoxtonGooner🇬🇧 (@HoxtonGooner77) June 16, 2021
I love Mo but it’s time to move on #Arsenal. Good squad player but let’s upgrade this midfield in every area possible. Bissouma would be great to have. Wonder why we aren’t settling that first before going for Ben White though
— The Purpose Doctor ™️ (@XperienceWYSE) June 16, 2021
I like Elneny, classy guy, good back up, great gentleman. Our Egyptian prince 👑
— Antony Charles (@_antonycharles) June 16, 2021
Through his work-rate and attitude alone he’s earnt a place in the squad. Would rather have Elneny @Arsenal than a Torriera or Guendhouzi!
— Sean Bella (@SeanAFCbella) June 16, 2021
good backup player. Give him a 1yr extension but look for €15-20 mill bids
— Kyle™ (@afcxkyle) June 16, 2021
Not 100% against this. He seems happy to be a backup player and that’s quite rare
— Craig (@csrandall87) June 16, 2021
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