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Elneny features in Arsenal’s 4-1 away victory against Sunderland

Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Mohamed Elneny played 90 minutes today for Arsenal in a late blitz that have seen them seal a 4-1 win against Sunderland at Stadium of Light.

Mohamed Elneny’s Arsenal managed to get an important three points to put themselves temporarily on the top of the Premier League table with 23 points, waiting to see the outcome of  Manchester City and Liverpool fixtures later on tonight against West Bromwich and Crystal Palace respectively.

Arsenal’s starting XI: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscienly, Gibbs; Elneny, Couqelin, Ozil; Iwobi, Chamberlain, Sanchez

Sunderland’s starting XI: Pickford, V.Anhoult, Oshea, Kone, Jones; Rodwell, Ndong, Pinenaar; Khazzari, Watmore, Defoe

Elneny performed well played the entire game and managed to catch sights of everybody with his accurate passing, defending and vision throughout the 90 minutes.

Arsenal started the game with high intense and aggression, as the Gunners wanted to secure the three points at all costs. Arsenal forced their style of play since the 1st minute, kept possession and forced Sunderland to sit back. And that was enough for Arsenal, as Sanchez brilliantly converted Chamberlain’s cross into the net in the 19th minute.

But in the second half the referee refused to hand Arsenal a clear penalty for Sanchez, which saw a counter attack for Sunderland’s Duncan Watmore who managed to win a penalty and handed it to Defoe who scored the equaliser.

And that was a wake up call for Arsenal, as Olivier Giroud who was subbed on for Iwobi succeeded in scoring off his first touch in the 71st minute through a fine cross from Gibbs. Minutes later, Giroud visited the net of The Black Cats for a second occassion after Ozil delivered a corner in the 76th minute for the France international to make it 3-1 to the Gunners.

The Gunners continue to exert pressure on Sunderland which have resulted in Sanchez’s getting his second of the day today to make it 4-1 to the Gunners in the 78th minute.

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  1. Arty

    October 29, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Elneny is a fantastic player…and seems to be below the radar, everytime he’s played he’s put in a great performance…really impressed with the guy. Top, top player.

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