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Midfield Enforcer delighted by Arsenal praise


Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny believes the support of Gunner boss Arsene Wenger, and the backing from the fans have been a particular highlight of his first year at the club.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Elneny said:

“I helped Arsenal win games in all competitions but when your manager and the fans like you and say good things about you, I think this is a good achievement for me.”

The Egyptian signed from Basel last January, and has established himself as an important first team player. His absence from the team while away at the African Cup of Nations was felt by the the Gunners.

Without his assured presence in central midfield areas, Arsenal shipped eight goals in five league games, including a 3-3 draw against Bournemouth, a 2-1 home defeat to Watford and a crucial 3-1 away loss to title rivals Chelsea.

The 24 year old did return to the bench for the league game against Hull City, but on his return to the first team against Sutton Utd, he was taken off at half time in the 2-0 win after picking up an ankle injury. It is not known whether the Egyptian will be fit for Arsenal’s match against Liverpool this weekend.

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