Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has indeed proven that he is a good signing for the club after he recently emerged has one of the clubs promising players, and has been voted Arsenal’s Player of the Month award for March.
The player has managed to get more play time following Aaron Ramsey’s injury that has resulted to Wenger partnering him with French anchorman Francis Coquelin. The Elneny-Coquelin combination has now been compared with the great Patrick Viera and Emmanuel Petit partnership, which is probably the best and most successful in the club’s history.
The partnership’s between Gilberto and Edu and that of Santi Carzola and Aaron Ramsey are also the some of the best. The defensive midfielder managed to beat the likes of Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil, and Danny Welbeck in the poll for the award, having just made nine appearances for the club.
Speaking after winning the award, the Egyptian said: “I am very happy to be Player of the Month for such a big club. It feels very good, it will motivate me to have more faith as I play in the team and it shows how the fans love and believe in me.
“It is very helpful to feel that you are loved by the people in the club and the fans – and I still have more to give the team. “So, I would like to thank all the people who nominated me. This is just the beginning. Hopefully, I will contribute more and more to the team in the future.”
Elneny, who scored his first goal against Barcelona, also said he was happy with his debut goal but wasn’t pleased that Arsenal were knocked out of the UEFA.
“I was very happy with it. However, I wasn’t happy with the result of the game as we didn’t qualify for the next round,” the Egypt international told Arsenal’s official website.
“It is something that you can’t describe afterwards – but I was very happy to score against Barcelona in the Nou Camp – it was a very beautiful feeling. Also, selecting it as Goal of the Month was very good.
“I hope to score more goals in the future, hopefully to help the team to win the league title this year,” he concluded.
With Jack Wilshere failing to make a single appearance this and Santi Carzola expected to be out for the better part of the season, the Coquelin-Elneny partnership will continue to get strong understanding when they come up against Slaven Bilic’s West Ham at the Boleyn Ground this weekend.