Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny took to Twitter this week to react to the news of being surprisingly nominated for an award.

The Egyptian international has settled for a fringe role in the team ever since his move to north London two years ago in the winter of 2016.

Despite being linked with a departure during last summer, Elneny has managed to retain his place at the Emirates stadium.

And following a couple of injury blows at centre-back in recent weeks, the former Basel star has enjoyed more playing time for the first team.

The Gunners’ form has remained fairly inconsistent with Elneny in the team but arguably to the surprise of many, the midfielder has been deemed as one of the better performers from last month.

The 25-year-old has actually been nominated for the ‘player of the month award’ for January and perhaps even the player himself did not see that coming.

Nonetheless, Elneny has taken to Twitter to express his delight in receiving that nomination.

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