Arsenal fans full of praise for Elneny following performance against CSKA Moscow

Arsenal could have been staring at a shock exit from the Europa League on Thursday night had it not been for the quality of Mohamed Elneny.

The Egyptian international has not always been a regular starter in Arsene Wenger’s team, but he proved in Russia that he is an important cog in the machine.

Following a few days of dramatic results in Europe, specifically Barcelona’s collapse against Roma in the Champions League quarter-finals, Arsenal came close to suffering a similar fate.

The Gunners headed into the second leg with a 4-1 lead from the contest at the Emirates, but they were 2-0 down in Russia after 50 minutes.

Had CSKA hit the back of the net for a third time without reply then they would have progressed into the semi-finals on away goals.

However, Arsenal prevented that from happening thanks to Elneny, who fed the ball to Danny Welbeck.

The striker slotted it home, and in the closing stages of the contest Elneny, who signed a new contract in March, was involved again as Aaron Ramsey scored a delightful chip.

It is safe to say that Arsenal fans were impressed with Elneny’s display.

Article title: Arsenal fans full of praise for Elneny following performance against CSKA Moscow

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