A number of Arsenal fans have been praising Mohamed Elneny for his impressive display in yesterday’s Europa League victory.
Last season, on Unai Emery’s watch, Elneny left Arsenal for a season-long loan at Besiktas, becoming a mainstay of their squad and making 36 appearances in all competitions.
Of those, 27 came in the Superlig, Elneny scoring one goal and registering four assists as the Black Eagles finished third in the table to seal Champions League qualification.
This season, the midfielder has surged into first-team contention for Mikel Arteta, and has made seven appearances in all competitions, including three Premier League starts.
In yesterday’s 2-1 win at Rapid Vienna, Elneny put in yet another disciplined and creative performance, including a particularly neat through-ball to Hector Bellerin.
Here is what some Arsenal fans were saying about the £50,000-a-week ace:
Mad respect for Elneny. Written off as a guaranteed departure when he came back from Turkey, but he’s fought his way into the squad and impressed. pic.twitter.com/Q6JALPYcZn
— evan 》 (@afcevan) October 22, 2020
Elneny Thursday night Pirlo
— ∞ (@TheFalseNein) October 22, 2020
Mo Elneny, more like Mo Ozil amirite?
— Brandon Mays (@BrandonMays18) October 22, 2020
Mo Elneny is the most underrated CM in the Arsenal team! He has team control and very good defensive shape. Aside his control and little dribbles, he’s picked up an ability to pass through the opposition back line!🔵🔴⚪️ @ElNennY pic.twitter.com/b2iSAbwKt7
— GravityGooner✨ (@Gravitygunner14) October 22, 2020
He’s improved massively under arteta. Big props to Mo 👏🏻
— Arteta’s Son (@AmericanGunnner) October 22, 2020
I am seeing Pirlo. Who are y’all seeing?
— AFC Bob (@Starmas_) October 22, 2020
Elneny showing us why we didnt go for Aouar
— FG (@FunnyGooner) October 22, 2020
Was very good and solid. Really impressed with how he has played since returning from his loan spell. Keep up the good work Mo.
— Rob 🔴⚪ (@Sweaty_Gooner) October 22, 2020
Arsenal fell behind in the Austrian capital due to Taxiarchis Fountas’ 51st-minute opener, courtesy of a Bernd Leno error, but David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored midway through the second half for all three points.