Press conference

'Elneny is a really positive character to have'

Mo Elneny did not take long to impress Mikel Arteta at MK Dons on Tuesday night.

Just four minutes into the pre-season friendly, the Egypt international pounced on a loose clearance and fired into the top corner from 35 yards.


So what does the future hold for Elneny?



"I know Mo really well," Arteta said. "I played with him, so I know what he can be and I know his strengths and weaknesses really well.


"He’s a really positive character to have around and he has some really good qualities as well and like anybody else, in the moment that he is with us, he will be given all our support and the best possible environment for them to perform as high as they can.

"We don’t know [if he will stay]. The sixth of October is still too far, as I said. It’s pretty unpredictable to know what’s going to happen."

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