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Arsenal 6/1 to win the Europa League after mauling BATE 0

Posted on December 07, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal rounded-off their Europa League group campaign with a 6-0 hammering of Belarussian side BATE Borisov at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.

The Gunners came close to opening the scoring as early as the fifth minute. Olivier Giroud teed the ball up for Mohamed Elneny 20 yards from goal. The midfielder’s effort skidded off the surface and skimmed the outside of the post.

The visitors threatened Ospina’s goal for the first-time three minutes later, as Ivanic’s effort from around 20 yards out went just over the bar.

Europa League: Back Gunners at 20/1 betting odds for a strong start vs FC Koln 0

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Milos Markovic

For the first time in 21 years, the Premier League giants from north London are not in the Champions League.

A disappointing domestic campaign resulted in Gunners finishing outside the top four last term, forcing them to settle for a place in a less alluring competition of Europa League. Arsene Wenger promises not to take this European challenge lightly, but is still expected to treat it the same way he treats the League Cup of FA Cup.

Europa League will be a perfect chance for certain players to gain match fitness and valuable international experience, while for others it will be perhaps the only chance to feel the pride of playing in the first team.

Granit Xhaka can be a creative force from central midfield 0

Posted on August 14, 2017 by David Nugent

I asked whether Arsenal’s Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka would experience a better campaign this time around in an article last month. The midfielder has already played a key part in the Gunners picking up points. He produced two assists in Arsenal’s 4-3 home win in their Premier League opener.

Essentially Xhaka is supposedly a defensive midfielder. However, as I have stated previously he is not just your typical central midfield destroyer. The former Monchengladbach star does also have a creative and skilful side to his game.

Close to matching his assist record from last season

Elneny keen to stay at Arsenal despite club accepting £10m bid 0

Posted on August 08, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has revealed he plans to remain at the Emirates Stadium despite the Gunners having accepted a £10m bid from Leicester City earlier this summer. The 25-year-old looked set for a move to the Midlands but rejected the Foxes and will now fight for a starting place with Arsenal.

I am staying at Arsenal this season,” Elneny said after Arsenal’s Community Shield win, reports the Independent. “I am 100 per cent focused and will give my best to the club day after day.” The Egyptian international was signed from FC Basel in January 2016 and impressed early on with two Arsenal Player of the month awards in his debut season.

Arsene Wenger ponders Mohamed Elneny role shift 0

Posted on July 28, 2017 by Milos Markovic

The Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny could be set for a change of position next season.

The 25-year-old Egypt international has lost his place in the pecking order at Arsenal last season and has been linked with a move away from the Emirates.

Turkish giants Galatasaray and former Premier League champions Leicester City have expressed interest in Elneny but the Arsenal midfielder is said to be unwilling to leave London where he feels comfortable and ‘enjoys life too much’.

Galatasaray interested in Elneny 0

Posted on July 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Metro, Turkish Super Lig side Galatasaray are keen to sign Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny this summer. The two clubs are believed to have agreed a £10m fee for the 25-year-old and this news comes just a day after Elneny rejected a move to Leicester City for a similar asking price.

Elneny, signed from FC Basel in January 2016 for around £5m, made just 14 Premier League appearances for the Gunners last season and spent much of the campaign on the periphery. His debut season at the Emirates Stadium was successful, twice being voted Arsenal’s Player of the Month, but he’s since failed to uproot Granix Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey from midfield.

Mohamed Elneny rejects Leicester City approach 0

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny rejected a chance to move to Leicester City listing an interesting reason behind his decision.

We are very much aware that lifestyle plays a great part in the career of every professional footballer and Mohamed Elneny is no different.

This is why it can hardly come as a surprise to see a player reject an opportunity to secure first-team football by moving elsewhere simply because he enjoys life at his current club too much.

Mohamed Elneny listed this particular reason to justify his decision to rebuff a £10 million approach from Leicester City, claiming he ‘enjoys life in London too much’.

Will Elneny be sold at the end of the season? 0

Posted on March 25, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been on the periphery all season, spending more time off the pitch than on it, and it appears he’s fallen so out of favour that he could be sold in the summer as things stand. The Egyptian international has made just 10 starts in all competitions this season, his further 11 appearances coming from the bench, and has been an unused substitute on eight occasion.

Elneny stepping up recovery but return still weeks away 0

Posted on February 28, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny recently posted a video of himself training with his ankle heavily strapped following the injury picked up last week against Sutton United. The former Basel man is expected to be out for at least a fortnight and his ankle being in a protective boot shows he’s no closer to a return as things stand.

Elneny was substituted following the injury at Gander Green Lane, and isn’t expected back until mid to late March. The 24-year-old has endured a stop-start season with Arsenal, making just six Premier League starts. He’s racked up a paltry 554 minutes of top-flight football in 2016/17, and the lack of game time has played havoc with his form.

Oxlade-Chamberlain could miss out for the returning Elneny 0

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that midfielder Mohamed Elneny could make his return against Hull City in Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash. The 24-year-old man recently reached the final of the African Cup of Nations with Egypt and is now available for selection at a time where the Gunners are desperate for solidity after consecutive league defeats.

They followed up a shock home loss to Watford with a one-sided defeat to Premier League leaders Chelsea and now find their title hopes in tatters. They can’t entertaining anything less than a win against a travel-sick Hull City side this weekend, which could mean Wenger takes no chances with his midfield. Oxlade-Chamberlain has operated in the middle of the park alongside Francis Coquelin with Granit Xhaka suspended, but may bow out of the side on Saturday.

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