After the disastrous experiment of playing Mohamed Elneny in Arsenal’s back three in pre-season, the Egyptian was moved back into midfield for the Premier League opener against Leicester and was an immediate success with an assist for Lacazette’s debut goal.
There were rumours of a bid from Leicester for Elneny last month, but our Number 35 preferred to stay at the Emirates and fight for his place, and he has yet again confirmed that he has no interest in moving on. As he said after the win over his suitors on Friday. “Winning today was crucial after losing the opening fixture in many encounters during the past seasons,”
“After you win the first game in such style, this gives you such a push to continue the season in a very high spirit after turning tables around.
“It’s good for me to help the team to win and especially to assist a goal in today’s game and give all that you have for Arsenal.
“I consider Arsenal as my home,” added Elneny. “I give all that I have to play in the starting 11 with the team and I’ll always keep improving to keep my spot.
“I am happy with the boss’s confidence in my quality and I hope to deliver my best in all the games.”
It is about time that Wenger gave Elneny a chance to shine in his favoured position as we all know that he would always pick Ramsey when the Welshman is fit. Maybe Wenger is finally realising that he has quality players that should not be on the bench every week. So do you think Elneny diid enough to keep his starting spot?