Mohamed Elneny (4)


#141

I actually thought Elneny was good today. He shouldn’t be on the pitch in a b2b or creative spot though. Xhaka needs to be dropped and Either Ramsey or Wilshere need to play alongside him in the midfield. He’s probably a better DM than anyone we’ve got. He’s more mobile than Xhaka l, doesn’t get dispossessed as often and doesn’t make bone headed passes.


#142

Not entirely sure what Mo is ‘really good’ at? Just seems like he can do the bare essentials for a midfielder. Think we can do better in a position I’d like us to seriously consider in the summer.


#143

Not one of our worst players, but he can’t do more than that.


#144

Elneny on set pieces is what done me. Did he ever beat the first man?!


#145

To be fair there weren’t many balls that did beat the first man.
For a team that prides itself on their passing ability, we were shocking at balls into Giroud.
But you’re right, if Wenger picks a player to take set pieces, presumably to aim for our striker, you would at least expect that player to have practiced such a skill.


#146

Better than Xhaka. Should start more. He actually has a football brain unlike Xhaka who just fouls and loses the ball


#147

Yes, been saying this for ages. Elneny has absolutely no creativity going forward but he isn’t wasteful with the ball, is quite athletic, and like you said has a mind for the game…if he were groomed to be a DM i think he would excel.


#148

He’s ok but never takes any risks, boring to watch. At least Xhaka can split any team open with his long range passing


#149

He can split our team open too with his lack of awareness and non existent defensive nous


#150

LOL a sad state of affairs when some people are calling for Elneny to start, seriously a nothing player.


#151

Which means he has arsenal DNA :wenger:


#152

Hes a decent honest player, but seriously would Wenger a decade ago ever remotely looked at a player liked this.


#153

I suppose Denilson started many games for us around a decade ago.


#154

Elneny wouldn’t get anywhere near any of our top six rivals’ starting XI, yet he is good enough for ours?!

Fuck me. What have we become?!


#155

Probably the 5/6th best team in England :wenger:


#156

Well to be fair, he isn’t near oour starting XI as well.


#157

I know. And that’s how it should stay. But it’s now being suggested that he should start.

I wouldn’t start him ahead of Xhaka on Wednesday, especially with Ramsey out. I refuse to watch a Coq Elneny pivot again. Just no.


#158

:joy: Scenes from Mo


#159

He could quite as easily apply that to the Arsenal team too tbh


#160

Lol! Good one Mo!