Truth be told, not many expected El Neny to turn his career around at Arsenal, the way he has done.
Since the Egyptian returned, he has grown in leaps and bound, putting up great performances whenever called upon.
Like most fans, Mikel Arteta has expressed pleasure at the performance of their midfielder. The manager has always believed in him, as he played alongside him.
“I think he is responding really well to all the challenges we are putting in front of him,” said the boss.
“He had a big one when he came back from his loan spell to show what he could bring to the squad and I think everyone has seen what he can do, so I am really pleased with his performances and what he brings to the team.”
Elneny’s current contract runs until July 2022, so there’s no rush to pen him down to a new deal. However, if he continues with his great performances, we might see that happen.
Arteta tried to shrug off the topic. He 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.”