Mohamed Elneny has been named in the AFCON Team of the Tournament after helping his Egypt side to a penalty shoot-out away from the title.
The midfielder played a key role for the Pharaohs over the past weeks, and was unlucky to have seen his side defeated in the worst way possible when Sadio Mane placed his spot-kick beyond the Egyptian goalkeeper to seal the victory 4-2 on penalties, having played out the 90 minutes without a goal.
Elneny’s performances have now been credited with a place in the Team of the Tournament, alongside fellow Premier League stars Edouard Mendy, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been named in the #AFCON2021 Best XI. pic.twitter.com/7CNK9ScM7h
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) February 7, 2022
Elneny has always been a consistent performer, and while Nicolas Pepe may be disappointed at having missed out in the team of the tournament after a string of top performances, losing out to Salah and Mane is no big deal.
Elneny is a good, consistent player. He can be very useful when used correctly against certain opposition.
Good one. He played really well in the tournament.
Arsenal should sell Granit Xhaka and AMN in the summer.
Bring in either Ndidi or Bissouma.
Our CM/DM options in the summer should look like this
Congrats mo,just keep it up
Nice one Mo
Good to see Mo-El finally gettin some deserved respect on here…👍🏿
Couldn’t agree more!well done to Mo and we’ll deserved.i also liked the way he stood up for Arsenal during a press conference where he was told that he wasn’t trusted and wasting his time at Arsenal.👍
Then there is the EPL or Champions League.
This is the level he has struggled with since we signed him. You can look like a world class beater in thr low quality / Level AFCON then you find out that the EPL is levels above the AFCON. He has been tried and given enough seasons at Arsenal. Has failed to hit that peak.
And I like Elneny. But he is not on the level that Arsenal are trying to reach for.