Elneny's current deal is up in the summer
Elneny’s current deal is up in the summer (Picture: Getty Images)

Mohamed Elneny has insisted he wants to remain at Arsenal beyond the season as the midfielder waits for the north London club to make a decision on his contract situation.

The Egypt international’s deal at the Emirates Stadium is set to expire in the summer, with no new contract agreed as of yet.

Elneny has rarely featured this season, but produced a series of excellent performances when called upon in Arsenal’s last two games.

The midfielder excelled in the win over United
The midfielder excelled in the win over United (Picture: Getty Images)

Following three defeats on the spin, the Gunners’ chances of landed a top-four spot were dented, but victories over Chelsea and Manchester United have put them back in the driving seat.

Elneny played a pivotal role in both of those wins, putting in solid displays next to Granit Xhaka in midfield.

Despite having a limited role under Mikel Arteta, the 29-year-old wants to stay at the club.

‘If Arsenal say, “We want you”, I don’t think about leaving. It’s my family for six years. I love this club,’ said Elneny.

‘I always love a challenge and give 100 percent all the time. I don’t decide who plays, but I keep going in training to show how good I am and to make him [Mikel Arteta] play me. If I don’t play I keep going until I get my chance.

‘I’m really happy to be one of the starting XI for these two games. I gave everything in training to be one of the starting XI every game and I got my chance and I think I did well. Most importantly, we won the two games.

‘It’s been a long wait for me but you have to believe. I have to train hard every day, focus all the time to wait for a chance and when it comes you have to give everything just to keep it.

‘He [Arteta] just trusts me and he put me in the big games, and I have to thank him for that.

‘I will keep going and not think about anything else, just focus on my performances to help the team reach our goal.

‘The contract and stuff, I’m just waiting for the club to decide what they want.’

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