Mohamed Elneny has hailed Mesut Ozil as a unique talent after the German finally put pen to paper on a contract extension yesterday.
It’s a huge thing for Arsenal to keep him, especially in the current climate, and the Egyptian midfielder was pleased that a great player and well liked character had committed his future to the club.
Speaking to beIN Sport, he said (via Reddit user EgyptianAhlawyGooner), “When he talked to me today he told me that he signed a new deal with the club and I was very happy that he’s staying at the club.
“Ozil is a very important player on and off the pitch, he’s very useful to us. Off the pitch he’s always joking and always gives you positive energy.
“On the pitch he’s a unique player, a player who finds everything easy to do and you feel like he’s a very unique and important player.
“This will of course give us a bit of stability because all of the players are staying and everyone is focused now.
“Now there is nobody focusing on signing a new contract or leaving, all of us now will be focused on the next part of the season because we know that its an important period for us.”
Elneny did make some headlines with what appeared to be pointed references to former player Alexis Sanchez, so he’s clearly #TeamMesut.
To read what Elneny has to say about Aubameyang’s arrival, check out the rest of the Reddit thread.
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