Mohamed Elneny received plenty of praise from Arsenal fans for his performances in the middle of the park last season, but during the World Cup, the 25-year-old failed to impress.
Overall, it was a disappointing campaign for Elneny’s national side Egypt as they bowed out at the group phase.
The team’s star man Mohamed Salah was not fully fit for the tournament after he suffered a dislocated shoulder during Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat in May.
In the end, Egypt failed to win a single game as they were beaten 1-0 by Uruguay, 3-1 by Russia and on Monday night suffered a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia.
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The nation finished at the bottom of Group A, and to make matters worse for Elneny, Arsenal fans have been criticising the midfielder, who is valued at £9m by Transfermarkt.
The defence-minded player, who made 31 appearances in all competitions last season, started every one of Egypt’s matches in the tournament.
I stand by what I’ve always said: Elneny is a lovely guy but he’s definitely not good enough for Arsenal.
— SamW (@SamW_AFC) June 26, 2018
I like elneny for his effort but I don’t really rate him all that much. Still feel this is a bit harsh tho.
— JR (@ArsenalJake2) June 25, 2018
Elneny 1/10 against Saudi, but but certain Arsenal fans genuinely believe he’s better than Xhaka & deserved the extension.
One of the worst players i have ever seen, he literally serves no purpose & is only rated for his engine.
— Tao Mandalas??????? (@CarriIero_) June 25, 2018
Someone at Arsenal gave Elneny a new contract. Simply not good enough for Arsenal. No! He is not even a good back up, before you say it.
— Steve Martin (@HarlowGooner) June 25, 2018
Honestly not sure how Elneny has made it to Arsenal.
— chief ??????? (@aIiladiere) June 25, 2018
Elneny wears #4 for Arsenal haha we’re such a dead club
— JT ?? (@NachoDonreal) June 25, 2018
No longer rep Elneny.
Bang average side passing merchant. No place for him at Arsenal.
Bring in Banega & bin him.
— DieMannschaft ! (@Arsenal490304) June 25, 2018