Wenger is why I can’t do that – Gunner speaks out

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has revealed that he has been instructed by Arsene Wenger to take less shots at goal since arriving at the club.

The Egyptian has become a regular in the Gunners’ starting eleven after completing a move to the Emirates stadium from Basel in January.

But Elneny, who scored most of his goals from long-range during his time in Switzerland, has admitted that Wenger’s passing style of play has changed him.

“I used to shoot a lot when I was at Basel but sometimes that doesn’t suit our style here,” Elneny said in an interview with the May edition of Arsenal Magazine.

“[Wenger] taught me to be more of a team player and to be intelligent in terms of when I shoot. I also paid attention to my teammates and took their advice. That has helped me to improve my performances already.”

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2 thoughts on “Wenger is why I can’t do that – Gunner speaks out

  1. That is one of the primary reason why Arsenal cannot score. Its not just Elneny. Wenger has curbed that instinct in all the players. Rosicky had a great shot on him, Cazorla scored some fine goals from outside the box, Ramsey did the same when he had a great season 2 years ago. It seems that Wenger just takes that ability away from players. Teams know that they just need to plug the gaps and disrupt Arsenal’s passing to make them absolutely ineffective. And with Arsenal not having a plan B, they end with disappointing losses or draws when they should be winning their games easily.

  2. And that is why Wenger will not sign a prolific striker, like Zlatan. Wenger knows that any striker like that, who can score 25-30 goals a season, will not listen to him. Wenger will see the club fail year after year but will never sign players who will not change their game to accommodate Wenger’s philosophy

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