Former Egyptian international backs Elneny to become a regular at Arsenal

Former Egyptian international backs Elneny to become a regular at Arsenal
Mohamed Elneny

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Monday Aug 07, 2017. 15:00

Former Egypt international, Mohamed Abou-Treika has praised Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny after winning the 2017 FA Community Shield.

The Pharaohs international helped Arsenal lift their first trophy of the season after a 4-1 win over Chelsea on penalties on Sunday after the game ended 1-1.

Although he is linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium, the 25-year-old has dismissed reports that he could be leaving Arsenal.

Following his exploits during the match, the ex-Al Ahly player believes Elneny can become a regular for the FA Cup champions.

“Elneny produced a fantastic performance,” Treika told beIN Sports.

“Announcing that he’ll stay with Arsenal is good. He proved he could compete for a regular spot in the squad.

“Arsene Wenger loves players who carry out his instructions and Elneny played as a centre-back and as a midfielder and this is definitely a positive thing for Wenger.”

The French manager has moved Elneny out of his usual central midfield role in pre-season and utilised him at centre-back during the team’s recent friendlies.

Elneny joined Arsenal from FC Basel in January 2016 and has made a total of 41 appearances across all competitions for the London-based outfit whilst netting one goa



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