£9m-rated star turned down offers to stay at Arsenal

Arsenal central midfielder Mohamed Elneny has revealed that a host of clubs were interested in landing him before he signed a new deal at the club, as reported by Goal.

Egypt international signed a new long-term deal which has confirmed his future at The Gunners for the foreseeable future and he has become an important member of Arsenal’s squad.

At one stage, it was thought that Elneny would be one of a host of players to depart from Arsenal due to his lack of game time and the general lack of certainty around the club.

Mohamed has spoken about the situation after signing a contract extension at the club:

“There were some clubs interested in me because I was not playing enough games and maybe they thought they could sign me or even have me on loan. I heard about this on the news just like everyone else and I was not interested at all. I spoke with the people here at the club and I told them, ‘I don’t want to leave. I want to fight for my position’”