January signing Mohamed Elneny has picked up the Vitality Player of the Month for April, having won the same award in March also.
The Eqyptian star seems to have hit the ground running in an Arsenal shirt, having only joined this winter. Elneny has started every match since February 5, and looks very comfortable playing with his new team.
The midfielder is only the fifth different player to pick up a monthly award from Arsenal this term, with Mesut Ozil (x4), Theo Walcott, Petr Cech and his partner-in-crime Coquelin receiving one also.
Alexis Sanchez scored five goals this month, but was overlooked in favour of Elneny, and Iwobi was also in the running for the award, but the former Basel man looks to be becoming a fans favourite.
Voting for the player of the month awards happens through the official Arsenal site, and Elneny picked up just over 40% of the total votes, while Sanchez could only manage 32.3% and Iwobi 16.3%.
This leads me to believe that Elneny may be outshining fellow season debutants Petr Cech and Iwobi.
Which new player is your favourite?
- Mohamed Elneny (64%, 199 Votes)
- Alex Iwobi (19%, 58 Votes)
- Petr Cech (17%, 54 Votes)
Total Voters: 311
The Egyptian looks a great signing regardless, and it will be interesting to see just how good he can be next season after he is settled in properly.
At only 23 years-of-age, he could have a long and bright future with Arsenal Football Club.
Can Coq and Elneny form a long-term formidable partnership at the base of the midfield?