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Elneny: Henry is the best player in the history of BPL
Mohamed Elneny, who has recently become the first Egyptian to join Arsenal, spoke to the Arsenal official website about the Premier League and his life before going to England.
Elneny’s story is one which represents how hard work along with talent can achieve success, and despite the fact that he lives in one of Europe’s finest cities, he still refers back to his past, particularly Mahalla. “I love Mahalla. I spent my childhood there. My parents and friends are there”, Elneny said.
Switzerland was also a rather important country in his career, having introduced him to European football. “Life in Switzerland was nice. Everybody there was trying to help me”, the young Pharaoh stated.
Elneny also spoke on his current home city, London, where he has been based since his January transfer window move to Arsenal. “I am really happy here and I’m even happier when I participate in many matches.”
Regarding the English Premier League, Elneny considers former Gunners star Thierry Henry as the best player in the history of the competition.
“The best player in the history of the BPL is, undoubtedly, Thierry Henry,” said Elneny when quizzed on the subject.
The Egyptian has been somewhat of a bit part player since his move to the London giants in January, with limited opportunities for playing time in the League. However, some positive displays in the FA Cup against Burnley and Arsenal have seen the midfielder rewarded with a league debut against arch-rivals Tottenham.
With injuries now playing a big factor in Arsenal’s squad with both Santi Cazorla and Ramsey out, Elneny should be getting more first team minutes in the coming weeks as well as an opportunity to cement his position in the starting 11.