Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta made good his promise that the club would "behave in the right way" with regards to extending Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny's contract with the league leaders.
This is after the club announced that the star, who was signed by Arsene Wenger and is currently one of the long-serving Arsenal players, signed a one-year contract extension despite being injured.
When announcing the contract extension, the North London-based side described Elneny as one of the respected members of the squad which is dominated by youngsters.
“Mohamed Elneny has extended his contract with the club. Mo, a hugely respected and experienced member of the squad, is currently our longest-serving player having joined us from the Swiss side Basel back in January 2016.
"Our Egyptian international has made 155 appearances for us in all competitions, scoring six goals and assisting 10 times during his seven years with the club" part of the statement from the club read.
On the other hand, Elneny stated that he would do his best to help the Gunners achieve more success.
"I'm so happy, I love this club and our supporters so much and I'll give everything to help us be the best we can be, every day I'm here.
"The spirit and togetherness we have in our squad right now is so positive and I'm so happy I have extended my contract," he ended.
His contract is expected to expire in the summer of 2024.
Elneny was Thomas Partey’s cover in the defensive midfield department but Arsenal signed Italian international Jorginho after the former got injured, to help the club which is currently at the top of the 2022/2023 Premier League log.
When questioned about Elneny's injury in early February, Arteta indicated that the Egyptian international was one of the players who give the maximum to the club when fit.
"When things are the other way round and things become difficult, I think the club has to behave in the right way," the Gunners' boss revealed then.