Mohamed Elneny was pleased with the performance we put in against West Bromwich Albion this past Thursday night, and sent a rallying cry to the fans and his teammates following the 2-0 win.
The Egyptian international has settled in really well at Arsenal, and after being introduced rather slowly by Arsene Wenger initially, he’s quickly become a mainstay in the starting XI.
He’s shown that he’s able to form a solid midfield partnership with multiple players, which is something we haven’t seen from some of our other midfielders. The likes of Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, and Francis Coquelin are all obviously superb players, but their skill-sets are such that without the right player to compliment them they really struggle. Elneny has played both the more defensive and the more offensively minded player in a midfield pair, and he’s performed both roles excellently.
It’s obviously far too late to really push up the table and challenge Leicester for the title, and our failings this season have already cost us. We can definitely pip Manchester City to third place though, and we need to make sure we watch our backs to prevent the likes of Manchester United from sneaking up behind us.
Although many Arsenal fans were disappointed that Arsene Wenger didn’t make more of a marquee signing this past January, Elneny looks to be a brilliant signing. He’s clearly a very positive player who looks to motivate the fans and his teammates too, which is just another positive feature he’s brought to the Emirates.
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A strong finish to this season could put us in good standing for a strong start to the next campaign, so hopefully we can win our remaining games and get a much needed injection of confidence.