Mohamed Elneny has received mixed reviews for his display in Saturday’s Premier League affair with Middlesbrough.
The Egyptian was signed in January as a direct alternative to Francis Coquelin, but the arrival of Granit Xhaka during the summer has limited his playing time.
With Xhaka serving a three-game suspension while Santi Cazorla nursed an Achilles injury, Elneny was handed a rare start this weekend.
However, it was an outing to forget as Aitor Karanka’s men held Arsenal to a frustrating 0-0 which saw the Gunners fail to take advantage of having 75% possession.
Elneny was one of a few changes to the starting line-up from Wednesday 6-0 thumping of Ludogorets and so the 24-year-old’s impact was watched closely by fans.
Here were the reactions of Gooners about how he played on Saturday…