Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has lauded Egyptian star Mohammed Elneny who has adapted so quickly to the EPL after just joining the North London side in January.
The midfielder played the full 90 minutes during Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Watford in the English Premier League and despite getting booked six minutes before the final whistle, the former Basel man combined well with Francis Coquelin to shield the Gunners back four against the threat of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney.
Wenger in a post match conference had this to say about the Egyptian international.
“He has brought something to the team. He is a very intelligent player who is also very mobile and works very hard for the team. He gives us tactical stability.
“He made a very good pair with Coquelin in terms of winning the ball back, and also in the distribution as well.” The Arsenal boss said as quoted on the club’s official website.
Alex Iwobi was the star of the show as Arsenal kept the pressure on in the title race with a swaggering performance to beat Watford.
The Nigeria international was in electric form all afternoon, and took just four minutes to set up the opening goal as he picked out Alexis with a curling cross. Iwobi then went close with a curling strike, before being involved in the move that saw Danny Welbeck fire just wide of the near post.
Having scored his first senior goal for the Gunners just before the international break, Iwobi doubled his tally just before the break when he finished off a slick move involving Francis Coquelin and Mesut Ozil.
Hector Bellerin added a third when his deflected strike beat Heurelho Gomes, leaving Theo Walcott to ice the cake on the 90th minute.