Mohamed Elneny insists he could be happy to sign a new deal at Arsenal after gaining the belief of manager Mikel Arteta.
The 28-year-old midfielder has resumed his career on the Emirates Stadium after being out on loan at Besiktas last season.
Elneny, signed from Basel in January 2016, was trying to be sold in the summertime solely to work his approach into Arteta’s plans.
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He has already made 16 Premier League appearances this season, greater than any of his earlier years at Arsenal, and hit an excellent strike to place the Gunners in control of their 16 Europa League round against Olympiacos.
The Egyptian midfielder is more likely to start the second leg in north London tomorrow with the hosts 3-1 forward and, together with his present deal due to expire subsequent year, Elneny made no secret of his need to stay at stake.
“In fact, for me I am all the time loyal to Arsenal,” he said when requested about signing a new deal.
“If Arsenal inform me: ‘Signal a new contract’, in fact I might be happy to do this.”
With the arrival of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid on switch deadline day, together with Dani Ceballos returning on one other season loan from Real Madrid, there appeared little chance that Elneny could be a part of Arsenal’s association for the present season.
However he has played in some main matches and drawn loads of credit score for his exhibition alongside Partey in a 1-0 victory at Manchester United in November.
“Earlier than I got here back, Mikel did not speak to me however as soon as we acquired to the start of the season he began speaking to me,” Elneny added.
“And he said: ‘No, we’ve new issues now. We have now to grasp how I need the midfielder to play and all the time when you do not perceive one thing from the new system you’ve gotten now, come and ask me ‘.
“It helped me a lot to grasp the best way he needed us to play and this helped me loads.
“After the Group Protect against Liverpool, he got here to sit down down with me and gave me every little thing I’ve achieved, with the pre-season and the sport against Liverpool.
“And it was really good for me to start the season with.
“I used to be anticipating to come back as a result of I all the time wish to be with the most important team and I am all the time happy to be at Arsenal.
“Once I was on loan, all of the whereas I believed I wanted to go back to Arsenal to be within the squad, to play as I do now.”