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‘A Headless Chicken’ ‘Awful’ – Many Arsenal Fans Criticise 26 Year Old’s League Cup Display


Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny started only his second game of the season against Brentford last night.

The Egyptian international has been used sparingly by new manager Unai Emery with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi ahead of him in the pecking order in midfield.

However, fans weren’t particularly impressed by Elneny on one of his rare outings for the club:

Others though did notice his cheeky nutmeg in his own penalty area:

Elneny certainly didn’t make a case for himself to start more matches. Since arriving from Basel for an undisclosed fee in the 2016 January transfer window, the 26-year-old has never really established himself in the first team.

Last campaign, he managed just 11 starts in the Premier League, compared to eight in the 2016/17 season. He has been an unused substitute in all six league matches so far under Unai Emery, and it looks as though his appearances will mostly be restricted to cup competitions.

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