The London-based club confirmed that it had contacted the Egyptian international after concerns were raised by one of its sponsors. the Lavazza Group. Elneny, 28, posted a tweet on Monday, 10 May, to his almost five million followers which read:
'My heart and my soul and my support for you Palestine,' followed by a picture of the Palestine flag and a peace emoji.
The club told Skysports that while they have spoken to the midfielder about his post and its "wider implications," they maintained, "As with any employees of Arsenal, our players are entitled to express their views on their own platforms."