Arsenal extended their winning run to eight matches by beating Qarabag 3-0 in a Europa League group stage clash in Azerbaijan on Thursday evening.
The Gunners saw three new names on the scoresheet as Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Emile Smith-Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi all opened their accounts for Unai Emery’s side in a routine victory.
Emery has now tasted victory in both of his European matches as Arsenal boss and the Gunners look set to ease their way into the knockout stages, but not everybody impressed supporters with their performance in the clash.
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny faces a fight for regular action against the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira, but he earnt a rare start against Qarabag having failed to force his way into Emery’s plans.
Fans took to social media to criticise the Egypt international, who was signed from FC Basel under Arsene Wenger, with many making it clear they do not believe he is good enough for their club.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
This is Elneny in a nutshell.
100% pass completion and there is literally probably 1 progressive pass in the entire lot.
He’s one paced, slow on the ball, offers absolutely nothing.
Never ever Arsenal standard. pic.twitter.com/ReNs3q1LJR
— Woz ⚽️ (@wozthegooner) October 4, 2018
How is Elneny still an Arsenal player
— Thandorreira (@therealthandoe) October 4, 2018
How did elneny survived this entire match. Worst player on the pitch by faaarrrrrrrrrr
— sharon (@SharoNGur8) October 4, 2018
Elneny is so finished
— Levi Ackerman (@caim42) October 4, 2018
This is hard to watch…
Sokratis flying in wild to every tackle, Guendouzi losing the ball like a lunatic, Elneny doing the headless chicken routine, their players still bombing freely down our wings. Man…
— 7amkickoff (@7amkickoff) October 4, 2018
Elneny is so average.
— David (@Gooner_66) October 4, 2018
I’ve got nothing against Elneny whatsoever, but he’s not good enough for us, not even at this level.
Egyptian Jay Spearing.
— James (@JECook96) October 4, 2018
Özil on. Good decision by Emery. Couldn’t bare watching anymore of Elneny.
— Matthew Burford (@MatthewBurford) October 4, 2018
I just can’t stand Elneny surely one of the kids should play instead of him they’ll do a similar job at worst. 🤷🏽♂️. Oh well
— Js Boy (@jazz_sian) October 4, 2018