Arsenal made it six wins in a row across all competitions by defeating Brentford on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup but the Gunners still managed to make a meal of things.
Cruising into a two-goal lead in the first half, Arsenal opened the door for their Championship opponents after taking their foot off the gas and seeing Alan Judge beat Bernd Leno with a stunning free-kick and that led to a nervy finale.
Alexandre Lacazette eventually eased the tension in the dying moments by getting his name on the scoresheet but the overall performance left a lot to be desired and fans made it clear they were not happy with the performance of Mohamed Elneny.
The Egypt international has seen his first-team opportunities decrease significantly since the arrivals of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira in the summer, so his struggling performance will be a blow to his hopes of landing more starts.
We have gathered some of the best reactions to Elneny’s display below.
We need to get rid of Elneny and Mkhi
— Naz (@Naz_AFC1) September 26, 2018
Elneny just running around like a headless chicken this half.
— YaGunners (@Ya_Gunners_) September 26, 2018
Not very impressed with Elneny tonight. Haven’t seen him do anything worthy I don’t think?
— BenjaminAFC (@Benjamin_AFC) September 26, 2018
Don’t think I want to see Elneny play again
— Sore (@so_dunz) September 26, 2018
Elneny is a terrible player at our level let alone top four or beyond.
— Darren (@SouthWestAFC) September 26, 2018
Holding & Elneny playing themselves out the door #AFC
— James McKeown (@itsMCK) September 26, 2018
— Andrew (@ACadzzz) September 26, 2018
ElNeny must work extra hard now that Guendouzi signed for Arsenal…these past matches that he played didn’t look convincing at all.
— lemi (@lemikravitz) September 26, 2018
Elneny wearing #4 is the thing that bothers me the most about arsenal this season.
— D (@DavidN75) September 26, 2018
Can someone answer me these three questions please.
1. How did Elneny make it as a professional footballer?
2. Who decided to sign him at Arsenal?
3. Who gave this bum the number 4 shirt? Disgrace #Elneny #arsenal #afc
— MG (@ArsenalWeAre1) September 26, 2018
We should do another swap with United ! Pogba for Elneny 😂
— The Israelite Trojan (@LizzyLavo) September 27, 2018
Never play Elneny again
— Sir John Chippendale Lindley Keswick (@1GoldPLTrophy) September 26, 2018
Elneny is clearly the worst of our midfield options at this point
— Hercules Anguish (@CastIronIdiot) September 26, 2018