After consecutive defeats in the English Premier League, Arsenal returned to winning ways in the top-flight on Sunday, beating Watford 3-0 at the Emirates.
Fresh from an impressive victory away to AC Milan on Thursday, the Gunners looked confident and assured against their visitors, easing the pressure on themselves as players and manager Arsene Wenger.
Scoring through Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the home side never looked like losing the encounter and can look ahead to their second leg against the Italians on Thursday with optimism.
Central to the win was midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who ran the show in the middle of the park and showed Wenger that he is worth a spot in his starting eleven going forward.
Fans were delighted with his contribution, with some believing he is underrated by their fellow supporters.
Should he be a more trusted member of the Arsenal squad?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Mohammed Elneny is lowkey top baller. We underrate him a lot. #AFC
— xc 🐾 (@xcoubar) March 11, 2018
A very good win… All the players put in massive shift… Mhiki first premier league goal for Arsenal… Cech got his 200th clean sheet…Ozil control things as usual….Elneny was brilliant…. We actually got Cojones and Troy Deeney is a fat bastard…. #afc
— Olayinka (@ykgunnerz) March 11, 2018
— Andrew Thompson (@AFCBvB1410) March 11, 2018
Didn’t ever think I’d say this but I actually don’t mind Elneny. Used to be a useless player, always passing backwards.
Recently his aggressive play to win the ball back combined with passion for the club has been vital for us.
— AlwaysArsenalFC (@AlwaysArsenalFC) March 11, 2018
#AFC #Elneny | I've said it before and I will say it again, but this lad has the heart of a 🦁
He always gives his all when he plays. Yes he's not world class but he's a very good squad player, and at times has done a better job than the £38m Granit Xhaka.
Not bad for £7.8m. pic.twitter.com/2Xy1m4FyJW
— Gooner Chris (@GoonerChris1983) March 12, 2018
Elneny Really Good today #AFC 👍
— Shaheen Ashraf (@topgooner100) March 11, 2018
Elneny appreciation tweet…👏👏👏👏man was on fire today #afc
— seed (@seedorf079) March 11, 2018
Elneny was class today #AFC
— Damian Davis (@DamianDavis) March 11, 2018