Arsenal are through to the final of the Carabao Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1 at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
Heading into the second leg of the semi-final with the aggregate score locked at 0-0, it was all up for grabs during a frenetic 90 minutes and the Gunners delivered with a big performance against their London rivals.
Arsene Wenger’s side will face Manchester City at Wembley in the final and it’ll be the side’s only chance of domestic silverware this season.
Supporters were delighted with the performance and had particular praise for Mohamed Elneny, who was deployed in defence in the second half, away from his natural central midfield position.
The Egyptian international was superb throughout, providing the kind of hard working performance that’ll inspire great hope in fans that he can still turn out to be an exceptional player at the Gunners. Perhaps his future even lies in the defensive line.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the 25-year-old’s display…
— AtomicAuba (@AtomicAuba) January 25, 2018
Iwobi, Elneny & Lacazette were quietly great tonight. Went about their business well and barely put a foot wrong. Not Iwobi or Elneny's biggest fan but if they can replicate their form from the past 2 games then they have a place in the squad IMO. #AFC
— AFC (@Pier_C_1) January 24, 2018
We started poorly but figured it out. Wenger’s tactical change, bringing Elneny into a back three worked so well in the second half. Gave us an attacking platform. A great team effort #Arsenal #AFC #Wembley
— Matt (@matt_shoreditch) January 24, 2018
— Mick Coppock (@MickCoppock) January 24, 2018
Could elneny ve the calm CB we need? Impressive 2nd half. #afc
— goonersaurus (@RobWoodfin1) January 24, 2018
— James (@JWhite571) January 24, 2018
— George Leigh (@georgeleigh123) January 24, 2018
Elneny MotM for me #AFC
— Andrey (@MiaSanOezil) January 24, 2018
— Bin LADEN (@ArsenalBinladen) January 24, 2018
Elneny is brilliant tonight. Love his work rate. #AFC
— Amri Z. Quzairri (@ammreh) January 24, 2018