Arsenal fans on Twitter are bemused as to why £7m signing Mohamed Elneny continues to miss out on a starting berth.
Why is this man starting Flamini over Elneny? #AFCvCFC
— Lua (@tosin_lua) January 24, 2016
The Egyptian arrived from Swiss giants Basel earlier this month to provide strength and depth in the holding midfield role following Francis Coquelin’s injury.
Elneny should be starting reckon he could do a better job than Flamini
— Phreestyle (@Adot1999) January 24, 2016
If elneny knows how to make a tackle then get him on for flamini asap
— T (@Tanna9__) January 24, 2016
Such an area has been a problem for the Gunners for a number of years, with the likes of Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta not wholly convincing as the anchor man.
Our defending makes me nervous. Where is Elneny??
— Mattsson (@ArsenalOslo) January 24, 2016
However, manager Arsene Wenger opted to field Flamini in the holding role next to Aaron Ramsey in today’s crunch tie with growing ever bitter rivals Chelsea.
Please Wenger, give ElNeny debut.
— fadli rachman (@FdlRachman) January 24, 2016
The decision has perplexed the Gunners faithful on social media, who have seemingly never been convinced about Flamini’s ability in the role across his two spells in charge.
Why buy Elneny to deputise for the Coq and not use him?
— J (@WhambamTambrahm) January 24, 2016
With the game today being such an occasion for Arsenal, who look to return to the top of the table, fans continue to be confused.