Bow to Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny.
There’s a reason Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has described the Egypt international as ‘special’ in the past.
And that’s because of nights like this.
Although Arteta managed just one Premier League start for the Gunners this season, Arteta started him in one of the north Londoners’ biggest games of the season.
Arsenal needed to beat Chelsea tonight to level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
And that’s exactly what they did.
Arteta’s side return with a brilliant 4-2 win north of the capital – and Elneny was one of his side’s best players.
With 90 per cent passing success – better than any Arsenal player – and four interceptions, Elneny was Arsenal’s Ngolo Kante at Stamford Bridge.
And here’s what Ian Wright tweeted about him after the game:
When Arteta called him ‘special’ in 2020, it was right after a 1-0 win at Manchester United.
When it comes to big games, the former Basel midfielder is oddly reliable and Wright’s tweet pretty much sums it up.
We say ‘strange’ because the Spanish manager obviously has his own reasons for not using him much in the Premier League this season.
But Elneny’s performance, while likely to have been unlucky for much of 2022, speaks volumes about him as a footballer but also as a man.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/20/ian-wright-has-just-sent-tweet-about-elneny-after-arsenal-win/ Ian Wright just tweeted about Elneny following Arsenal’s win