Arsenal remained top of the Europa League’s Group E as their young guns put in an impressive showing in a 3-0 win over Vorskla Poltava on Thursday night but, of the few senior players who made the trip to Kiev, there was one who stood out like a sore thumb.
The arrivals of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have seen Mohamed Elneny become a spare part at the Emirates and his most recent performance has hardly given Unai Emery a headache ahead of Sunday’s north London derby.
Leicester City are interested in the former Basel man after the Sun reported that he could be sold to help finance a swoop for Pablo Fornals and the 26-year-old has done little to change Emery’s stance on his position at the club since.
Here’s how Gunners fans reacted on Twitter, with some branding him as one of the worst they’ve ever seen in red and white.
Against a very poor team he was poor. Is one of the most experienced players who started tonight. It’s clear the club don’t rate him and just because he’s a ‘nice bloke’ and does not moan is not a reason to keep him. He will be sold and we will use the cash for quality.
— Marc Cooper (@MarcC00per) 29 November 2018
How ironic is it that Elneny arguably the most experienced outfield player is the worst player on the pitch right now
— . (@NotYourMate) November 29, 2018
The person that opened his eyes and gave elneny a professional football contract needs to be evaluated!
— Nathaniel Simepiriye (@kaliotamunokuro) November 29, 2018
Bro this guy is the worst player that has ever put on an arsenal jersey. I bet you
— Nathaniel Simepiriye (@kaliotamunokuro) 29 November 2018
Sell that fool Elneny already
— Agent wa Özil?? (@noelweks_) November 29, 2018
Elneny Still zero football brain
— Oske-Zil (@oskevee) November 29, 2018
Can see Elneny being shipped off in January. He is garbage
— Chrisgraing (@Chrisgraing1) November 29, 2018
Elneny has been awful
— MÖHAMMED (@Mozorla19) November 29, 2018
Elneny is top 5 most useless players I’ve ever seen at Arsenal and Emery is well aware of this , I think in January he’ll be gone, more deadwood off the books
— J Fernandes (@fernandes_205) November 29, 2018
Elneny ruins everything. Honestly
— Lee. (@SimpLeeArsenal) November 29, 2018