Invincible reckons this current Arsenal player is underrated

Arsenal has several players that are always in the spotlight whether they are effective or not.

Others hardly find the spotlight regardless of how much work they do and one of them is Mohamed Elneny, Gilberto Silva reckons.

Gilberto himself was an underrated member of the Arsenal first team during his playing days.

The Brazilian midfielder was part of the Arsenal team that won their last Premier League trophy by going through the 2003/2004 season unbeaten.

He was also a midfielder like Elneny and he should know a good one when he sees one.

He was speaking about the Egyptian being left on the bench in Arsenal’s 2-1 home loss against Wolves in their last Premier League game.

He says that although people hardly recognise his contribution, he is one player that brings stability to Arsenal and he has the ability to be an important member of this first team.

“Elneny was on the bench, but for me, despite the fact that not many people give him credit, I still believe that he’s got the ability to be a part of the team, to be a bit of stability,” Silva said on his Invisible Wall Show podcast.

“He works simple and effectively, don’t expect him to be in the spotlight, he’s a player who makes others play, you know, he’s there in front of the defenders playing simple nice and effective.”

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  1. Well said in short.

    Unfotunatly, Arteta playing him Thursday may tell us he be benched Sunday.

    Pb Arteta is not being able to put best players in their natural position.

    Play Elneny& partey, locks the house; one get injured, need a defending minded midfield to replace one.

    It is only one left in Niles who also run forward. B2B style.

    To play Saka behind Auba, means missing a natural midfield player and a defensive one mainly.

    If bench Niles & Elneny to play Ceballos xhaka and Willock as a 10; of course we will be vulnerable defensively.!

    No sense and players lost in that!

    Put right players on pitch and they do the job as Chelsea tonight

    1. Agreed.

      Moving 1 player for a game.or 2 is different to totally changing players natural positions.

      Saka is wasted as a wing back I think. I wonder where martinelli will fit in when he is fit.

  2. Eleney has matured and improved alot

    hes very hard working and determined

    a team need such player to win games

    1. Him Elneny and Nails are two vestile players Arteta is overlooking. Let him continue with his Xhaka the hero. And see what follows next.

  3. People often say El Neny has improved since Arteta, but this is whom he has always been since Wenger – an efficient if unspectacular central midfielder who goes about his job without being noticed. Gilberto said same during Emery’s time while saying that he’s the closest midfielder to Vieira in the Arsenal team.

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