Posted on January 23, 2016 by ADMIN

Arsenal saving new man Elneny for all out attack on Chelsea?

I could be wrong, of course, and the Arsenal starting line up to face Chelsea tomorrow could have the name of Mohamed Elneny in it instead of the French midfielder Mathieu Flamini. But I have a feeling that Arsene Wenger is thinking along slightly different lines.

For one thing, the boss has been pretty pleased with the performances of Mathieu Flamini and if he was not then he would have used the other option of Calum Chambers more over the past weeks and months. And even though the Gunners will be expecting to take the game to Chelsea I reckon that the boss will want his strongest defensive midfielder on the pitch in order to stop any counter attacks leading to a goal.

So what about the new signing then? Well this article in the Daily Mail reveals that the Egyptian international is much more than a holding player. In fact the former coach of Egypt, Bob Bradley, thinks that Elneny offers a lot more to a team although he can do the job of protecting the back four very well.

He said, “He’s an all-round midfielder who can play deeper when needed, he can move forward and shoot from distance but he’s not just a guy who stays in there and breaks up play.

“He covers a lot of ground and can play a more defensive role, he is an all-round midfielder, has a good passing range and has ability to score from outside of the box.

“Most of all, I think he is still improving. The thing that was very good for him at Basle was the experience in the Champions League and Europa League.”

Our new Gunner has already scored six goals this season, so imagine Arsenal are either trailing or being held in the second half tomorrow. A great option would be to then replace Flamini with Elneny to give the whole team more of an attacking threat.

Is this how you think Wenger will use Elneny tomorrow?

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18 thoughts on “Arsenal saving new man Elneny for all out attack on Chelsea?

  1. NY_Gunner

    Anybody who thinks Elneny is cover for Le Coq is sadly mistaken. Dude seems more like a replacement for Santi…

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    1. SoOpa AeoN

      @NYG………. Then that would be aboslutely cool

      having a midfied of Le-coq and EL-neny, oppositions would think twice bout getting past em….with talks of EL-neny being versatile with skills and shooting power (we are yet to witness that) and Le coq being the no nonsense police officer he is, a solid brickwall…then perhaps we are on course to something great…

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  2. SoOpa AeoN

    EL-neny gotta be the man at the heart of the arsenal midfield against chelski…… I would play him alongside Ramsey (with strict instructions to sit back, protect the back four and not bump forward too often, but with freedom to do the whip and long passes) …. Dunno what y’all think, but sometimes success is about taking risks… And more importantly, We have to beat chelski with all available weapons at our disposal

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Ramsey doesn’t do instructions! 😲
      And he doesn’t like defending either! 😂
      He just wants to score goals, he is not a team player,
      infact he is in competition with his own teammate’s!
      He wants to be the daddy! And Ozil is the mummy because he is always feeding everyone! 😂😂

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    2. SoOpa AeoN

      well we know that Ramsey could be a prodigal sometimes, but this time the instructions are directed at EL *winks*

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  3. Tatek

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  4. samtz

    OT:New youth project take off,the future looks interesting one…..
    Krystian Bielik
    Jeff Reine-Adelaide
    Yassin Fortune
    Ismael Bennacer
    Vlad Dragomir
    Donyell Malen
    Reiss Nelson
    Chris Willock
    …Nigerian pair Kelechi Nwakali and Samuel Chukwueze have rejected huge clubs around Europe and agreed terms with Arsenal, they only need work permits to complete their moves to London

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Don’t forget Iwobi one Kenobi 😉 he will be Star ready for Wars in the near future 😲😜

      Yep, The future looks bright for Arsenal,
      There’s a lot of potential in there, that will the earn the club 100’s of millions!

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    1. Fatboy Gooney

      Hahaha. .. What do you mean by from? 😲
      He, still lives in fantasy land…. He never left! 😉
      And he also belives in fairytale’s,
      as well as all his injury prone players! 😂😂😂

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      1. SoOpa AeoN

        Hahahaha…….. How did i quickly forget he still Lives there? Well i hope he visits earth today and plays EL against the chavs

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  5. Iffybright

    Flamini doesnt have the ability to bring d ball out from defense to attack, he cant dictate the play nor launch attack from his position which is bad especially when you compare him to the way modern defensive midfielders plays this days… Things has evolved, good and modern coaches now prefers to have ball playing and technical defenders, we have that in koscieny and Gabriel, also our full backs are excellent with the ball, but Flamini is not, you can see all see how we kept on loosing possession against Liverpool. We struggles against teams that presses with energy, same with against Stoke and Southampton… Flamini- ramsey- ozil combination will struggle against teams that presses because they dont have the ability to get out of intense pressure coming from teams that presses… I will prefer to have la-coq, Elneny-santi or Ozil in that central midfield role. Coq hardly drops possession, same with santi and Elneny is almost like Vieira.

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  6. Fatboy Gooney

    I must say, that I will be disappointed if Elneny and Gabriel doesn’t start.
    Gabriel will be up for it, after being wrongly sent off! At trampford bridge!
    And as for Elneny… He is ready and able to preform in the Premier league. … trust me on that.

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  7. Iffybright

    The reason why We struggle against teams that presses is because mertesacker cant do a Pique, koscieny sometimes do got caught out because of the risk in doing, he is good at bringing the ball out from defense and lauching attacks from his position, having Gabriel beside him will neutralise the threat coming from teams that presses because Gabriel too is comfortable on the ball unlike the immobile Rhino per. That is why Barcelona and Bayern cant be dominated based on possession because their players are so economical with ball and at the same time dangerous and extremely mobile with the ball… I wont bother to watch our Champions league match against Barcelona if both Mert and Flamini should start. Those guys cant even make pep Guardiola reserve team… He brought and started the pressing and technical based possession techniques which most teams are now adopting and using…

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  8. Iffybright

    The reason why We struggle against teams that presses is because mertesacker cant do a Pique, koscieny sometimes do got caught out because of the risk in doing that, he is good at bringing the ball out from defense and lauching attacks from his position, having Gabriel beside him will neutralise the threat coming from teams that presses because Gabriel too is comfortable on the ball unlike the immobile Rhino per. That is why Barcelona and Bayern cant be dominated based on possession because their players are so economical with ball and at the same time dangerous and extremely mobile with the ball… I wont bother to watch our Champions league match against Barcelona if both Mert and Flamini should start. Those guys cant even make pep Guardiola reserve team… He brought and started the pressing and technical based possession techniques which most teams are now adopting and using…

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  9. Skandalouz

    Elneny won’t be starting. If Arsenal area leading throughout the final stages of the game we might see him making a cameo of 10-15 minutes. I expect Flamini to start due to his experience, doubt Wenger trusts Chambers on DM vs an opponent like this. Elneny not really a pure DM (yet) so that would be a huge gamble and we all know our manager isn’t really fond of that, especially not when he has the big chance to take them down.

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