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Name Mohamed Elneny
Gender Male
Ethnic Egyptian
Job Egyptian Footballer
Desc Only used as a last-ditch option by Emery and does not have the technical quality to effectively fill in for those ahead of him. Arsenal should be able to recoup the £5m transfer fee paid for the Egyptian in 2016


Org Egypt National Team
Club as Player Besiktas
  Arsenal FC


Agent Alan Namzy
  Omer Uzun

2016 11 19 Retrieve

[Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny speaks after Egypt’s 2-0 win over Ghana in World Cup qualifying] It’s not vital to put in a good performance, winning is more important. Ghana are a strong team and have great players. We let their players control the possession, but they still failed to pose any threat on our goal throughout the 90 minutes. I trust in the abilities of the current generation to achieve Egypt’s dream of reaching the World Cup

2017 01 28 Retrieve

[Mohamed Elneny talks about his ambitions with the north London club] I want to be a legend at this club. Like Thierry Henry. I mean, obviously not exactly like him. I have my own personality, my own character. I want to be different to anyone that’s gone before. But since I got here, I’ve always had that in mind. I wanted to become an Arsenal legend

2019 08 31 Retrieve

[Besiktas have signed Egypt international midfielder Mohamed Elneny on a season-long loan from Arsenal] Everyone at Arsenal wishes Mo all the best for his season with Besiktas

2019 08 31b Retrieve

[Besiktas have signed Egypt international midfielder Mohamed Elneny on a season-long loan from Arsenal] We would like to welcome Mohamed Elneny to the Besiktas family, who we believe will provide important services to Besiktas, and wish you success

2019 12 26 Retrieve

[Mohamed Elneny’s father Nasser Elneny has claimed his son is in advanced talks with AC Milan] Negotiations between Mohamed and Milan are in an advanced phase. But the contract isn’t signed yet. [Milan] renewed their interest in my son, and the next hours could see him sign with Milan. Mohamed is doing well at Besiktas, but he wants to move to Milan because the Italian league is strong

2020 01 08 Retrieve

[Mohamed Elneny says he was taken aback by Mesut Ozil’s humble and respectful nature when he joined Arsenal] When Mesut joined from Real Madrid I thought he would be arrogant and full of himself after playing at such a big club. However, he is so humble and respectful. He never saw himself above the club. There are footballers playing at far smaller clubs who have got a far bigger ego. Mesut surprised me and my team-mates at Arsenal, everyone has respect for him

With Mesut, we are like brothers. Before I moved to Turkey he was who I spoke to, he assisted me, I could ask him anything and asked about Besiktas, he advised me on my transfer

2020 02 27 Retrieve

[Mohamed Elneny claims Mesut Ozil could come to Fenerbahce at some stage] Mesut really loves Fenerbahce. He’s always speaking about the club and the fans. If you ask me, I think he could come to Fenerbahce. He’s always trying to annoy me by singing Fenerbahce chants

If he were to leave then Fenerbahce would be an option. At the end of the day it is a huge club and I think Ozil would say yes to an offer if it came down to it

After this season I have one more year, so after that I will know because I can’t see the future. The thing I can do is give everything for the team, for myself, to be successful and let’s see what happens

2020 02 28 Retrieve

[Mohamed Elneny warns Mo Salah of Eden Hazard struggles amid Liverpool exit talk] For me, he’s currently playing for one of best the teams in the world. He’s a superstar at Liverpool. If I were him, I’d stay at Liverpool

You see Eden Hazard is struggling at Real after he moved from Chelsea. I don’t know what he thinks inside but I would definitely stay at Liverpool.

Liverpool fans love him. He’s scoring goals. He’s on course to become a Liverpool great and I think that’s perfect

2020 03 05 Retrieve

[Elneny keeps Arsenal exit door open with Besiktas future admission] Of course I am happy because I feel like I am part of the Besiktas family. Always, always, know I am glad to be here and I don’t know about the future. Of course I don’t know about the future, but if Besiktas want me they can pay my current team and I can stay. Of course I am happy to be here and I always fight to help my team-mates, to help with the club, to improve and to be like I wish. Every time I wish we win every game. That’s what we expect because we are a big club and we have big players and we have a good team

Football always changes and I don’t know about the future. I don’t know if the club (Besiktas) want me or not, you have to ask the club as well if they want me or not and if they want me to continue with them. I have said all the time I am happy here. I am glad to be here. I always loved playing at big clubs. Before I played at Basel in Switzerland, the big club there, Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world and Besiktas is a big club around the world - everyone knows this. It is up to the club because if the club want me, I want to stay. I can stay, no problem