Arsenal secured their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a win over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last night.
The Gunners won 2-0 thanks to a Christian Fuchs own goal and a late strike from Eddie Nketiah which set up a game next week against either Liverpool or Lincoln City.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta opted to field a reasonably strong outfit which surprised many supporters, with the Foxes choosing to make changes.
Arteta oversaw a professional job from his team though and after tasting success in last season’s FA Cup, the Spaniard will crave more silverware.
One man who got the chance to impress once again last night was midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
It had seemed for all the world that the Egyptian would be on borrowed time at Arsenal. Arteta, however, has given him the chance to shine in pre-season and when called upon he’s looked pretty good.
The £50,000-a-week player (Spotrac) could still leave before the window closes, although on current form he’s showing that he could still do a job.
Whether he stays or goes could depend on whether Arsenal can bolster their own ranks further before the deadline next month.
Following a strong display last night we looked at a selection of Tweets from the Gunners faithful regarding the performance of Elneny.
He was outstanding.
— Ejyro47 (@EDjele) September 23, 2020
Best player on pitch
— Mark (@Cleggy85Mark) September 23, 2020
So underrated, can't recall him having a bad game
— Kyle (@KyleK51) September 23, 2020
Gotta keep him at the club. Excellent second choice.
— Nketiah’s Phone (@AFCIggy) September 23, 2020
He was brilliant!! If that was Ceballos or a more fashionable midfielder we'd be going crazy.
— Ellistotle12 (@E_to_the_Wizzo) September 24, 2020
He was class tonight.
— Parlay (@Parlay85) September 23, 2020
— Jay Gunner (@jalloh_amadu) September 23, 2020