Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey has been injured and has missed the last five games of the Gunners but Egypt international Mohamed Elneny was been phenomenal for Arsenal who collected maximum points this weekend against Manchester United.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright was left impressed with the performance of Mohamed Elneny in the club’s 3-1 win over Manchester United in the Premier League assignment staged at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
“Xhaka was magnificent, [Martin] Odegaard did his stuff again, but Elneny – for someone that last played before Chelsea, that was in December – he came in [on Sunday]…dependable, professional, he never lets the team down,” Wright said as quoted by Mirror.
“He had the most passes today and the most interceptions, he just gets himself in the right position.
“He is the kind of player, he wants to pass forward. He is somebody who kept the ball going and kept Arsenal going. He’s the kind of player – and he may leave – you come in when you haven’t played for so long and he’s been magnificent.”
Elneny got a chance to play in the first team after Thomas Partey’s injury coupled with Albert Sambi Lokonga’s poor showing when he stepped in for the latter.