Arsenal were looking in danger of being eliminated from the Europa League by CSKA Moscow on Thursday night, until Mohamed Elneny popped up to give Danny Welbeck the chance to put us back in the game, and in most peoples eyes the Egyptian was our best midfielder on the pitch that evening seeing as he also fed Aaron Ramsey for our equaliser as well.
Even Arsene Wenger praised him after the game, saying: “He a super-popular player and everybody inside the club loves him,”
“But he’s not only loved, he is also a very good player and he showed that in Moscow. I never wanted him to leave, I always wanted him to stay. I must say that we had demands for him but he always wanted to stay too.
“In the second half in Moscow he played in defence and then afterwards, when he moved back into the middle of the park, he gave assists. He works hard and is generous. Overall, I think he did very well.
Elneny was only playing because of Granit Xhaka having the flu this week, and with Ramsey and Wilshere and the injured Mhkitaryan normally being higher in the pecking order he rarely gets any starts in the Premier league matches.
He has only started 7 times in the EPL this season, but should he now be given more chances by Wenger?