‘Flamini should never play ahead of him’ – Twitter reacts to Gunner’s display vs Watford
Following the 4-0 victory over Watford, some Arsenal fans have come to the conclusion that the strongest possible line-up for Arsene Wenger is the one he named on Saturday.
Mohamed Elneny was the Gunners’ only signing from the January transfer window yet he was kept behind Mathieu Flamini until recently.
After finally being handed more regular playing time last month, the Egyptian appears to have embraced his new role as partner to Francis Coquelin in midfield.
The 23-year-old followed up his performance in the 2-0 victory over Everton with another assured display against Watford this weekend after returning from international duty.
According to some Gooners, the Premier League title race would have looked much better for Arsenal if Elneny had featured more regularly.
So good having a reliable player in MF that keeps it simple & doesn't leave us exposed. No coincidence Coquelin much improved. #Elneny
— MQ (@MQ_AFC) April 2, 2016
If Wenger used Elneny back then we would've still been contending for the league, wtf was he thinking
— Justin Credible (@NoShiitSherlock) April 2, 2016
I want a puff of whatever Wenger was smoking when he decided to continuously play Flamini instead of Elneny upon his arrival.
— Mike (@AnyoneButWenger) April 2, 2016
Elneny should've been in the side from the day he signed
— SELL GABRIEL (@BeltransMole23) April 2, 2016
Impressed with Elneny again.Seems to be what Wenger hoped Denilson would develop into ie keep game ticking with quick,simple,accurate passes
— Nameless (@TheBadMonkey81) April 2, 2016
It's brilliant that when Juve are turning down 95million bids for Pogba, we're signing Elneny for 10% of that. In the most secret of manners
— Arsène Knows (@ZeArsenalist) April 2, 2016
I think what changed in Arsenal game was the replacement of Giroud, Walcott Ramsey with Welbeck, Iwobi and Elneny respectively
— кιηgѕℓєу (@tochizkc) April 2, 2016
Have we found the new Viera/Petit pairing in Coq/Elneny? They look incredibly solid with a great understanding of each other.
— Jay B (@jayjames4) April 2, 2016