Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has made it clear he is keen to stay at the north London outfit this summer.
The 29-year-old Egyptian is out of contract at the end of the term and looked set to leave the Emirates as the contract rebel rarely featured for his side for much of the current season.
However, an unpredicted recent resurgence has seen the player become a regular starter in the absence of the Ghana international Thomas Partey and, according to the latest reports, manager Mikel Arteta now is interested in keeping him in his squad for next campaign.
Speaking to Sky Sports last week, the former Basel man expressed his affection for the capital giants but suggested he was waiting for the management to offer him a new deal.
Elneny said: ‘I’ve said before, if Arsenal want me, it’s my club, my family, but it’s not my decision. I have to wait for them to say “Mo, we want you”.
‘Since the first day I have been here, it has felt like a family. We really work like that here, it’s such a beautiful club.’
Mohamed has been at the English outfit for six years and, in that period, has played just one term in the UEFA Champions League.