There was a particular moment during the encounter which warmed the hearts of the north London faithful towards the 28-year-old.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side chasing an equaliser deep into stoppage time, the deep-lying midfielder went chasing the ball as he stopped Luke Shaw from finding a teammate, instead, pushing him back towards his own goal.
was in the 91st minute
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 1, 2020
One fan even claimed he was ‘the best player in the world’.
The best player in the world and Messi pic.twitter.com/rRT3ZC9yf5
— Cal (@Arsecal) November 1, 2020
Elneny has returned to the club this season following his season-long loan spell at Turkish club Besiktas.
However, it seems the defensive midfielder has been given a new lease of life under Mikel Arteta, starting all but three of the first-team fixtures this campaign.
Here are the reactions from some of the Emirates Stadium faithful as Elneny went on a lung-bursting run in stoppage time:
He is a machine
— evan ? (@afcevan) November 1, 2020
the Pyramid Pirlo??
— #FreeSmith (@RWCompsV2) November 1, 2020
Zinedine Elneny, what a player pic.twitter.com/jsep8rwf4V
— Epidinemuri (@epidinemuri) November 1, 2020
Cairo maestro with a fan pic.twitter.com/Z33u7RQBcW
— (@Goonerversejr) November 1, 2020
Mo was absolutely immense today.
— ????? (@Jerry_I_is) November 2, 2020
Arsenal fans, what did you make of Elneny’s performance in yesterday’s victory? Let us know your thoughts!