Arsene Wenger has dropped the biggest hint that Mohamed Elneny will stay at the Emirates this summer.
As reported by the Independent, Wenger claims that the player is a popular figure among the Arsenal dressing, despite the fact that the midfielder is continuously being linked with several moves away from the club.
I never wanted him to leave, I always wanted him to stay. I must say that we had demands for him but he always wanted to stay too.
West Ham and Leicester were two clubs heavily linked with a move for the 25-year-old during the January transfer window.
Elneny had fallen out of favour during the first half of the season but has come into his own in recent weeks.
Despite concerns about his future, he did put pen to paper on a new deal at the club just last month.
The midfielder has started just nine Premier League games all season but has been ever present since the turn of the year at the Emirates, impressing in the Europa League in particular.