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Elneny departs: "The best eight years of my life"

After seeing his time at Arsenal come to an end, Mohamed Elneny admitted that the last eight years have been the best of his life.

Our longest-serving men’s player will be departing Emirates Stadium this summer following the completion of his contract, having arrived in north London from Swiss side Basel in January 2016. He played 161 times in our colours, netting six goals along the way - many of which were superb long-rage efforts that will live long in the memory.

The Egyptian midfielder lifted the FA Cup with us in 2017 and also won two Community Shields during his tenure, and those highlights only helped solidify his time as a Gunners as the best period of his life.