So we finally got the official confirmation that Mohamed Elneny is an Arsenal player, and he becomes the first ever Egyptian international to sign for the Gunners. Everyone has high hopes for the 23 year-old, and his stats (which I’m sure is what got Wenger interested in the first place) show that he is the type of player that works his socks off in every game.
Hopefully it won’t take him long to settle down but from his interviw it looks like he speaks good English, and he is certainly keen on playing for our great club. “It is an indescribable feeling, I am really glad of course,” he told Arsenal.com . “Arsenal is one of the world’s greatest teams, and I am very keen to participate positively with my new team, God willing, and to give my best for the team and for myself.
“Arsenal is one of those teams that everyone enjoys watching and of course I would love to play for such a great team.
“Mr Wenger is a highly respected manager and one of the world’s best managers. It is my honour to be trained under his management.
“It is one the biggest clubs in the world, I know everything about it and its players.
“I would like to tell [the fans] that, although you have not seen much of me, I promise I will contribute positively with the team. I am hoping that we win the Premier League and cup this season, and the Champions League as well.”
Elneny could have arrived at a perfect point in the club’s history, with us at the summit of the Premier League, aiming for our third FA Cup in a row, and just a couple of games against Barcelona away from the last 16 in the Champions League.
Let’s hope he is another Sanchez that is just desperate to play and doesn’t let things like new countries and languages get in the way of a good game of footy I’m looking forward to seeing him on the pitch. As someone said; he must be better than Arteta and Flamini!