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Elneny speaks about his first Arsenal start against Spurs

Elneny speaks about his first Arsenal start against Spurs

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Mohamed Elneny has spoken about his first start with Arsenal last season, the fans, and Arsène Wenger in an interview with the club’s official website.

The Egyptian international started his first game with Arsenal last season in the North London Derby against Tottenham Hotspur and he recalled the occasion, saying it was a big moment for him.

“It’s a massive game for the club and the fans and it was my first start for Arsenal. I remember thinking I have to do really well and establish myself. That was a big moment for me,” Elneny told

“I think what made me really proud is how the boss was speaking about me and praised me. When one of the best managers in the world compliments you, it’s such a great feeling. I have never felt like that before.

“Also the fans seem to like me, and these are important things for me. Yes I helped Arsenal win games in all competitions but when your manager and the fans like you and say good things about you, I think this is a good achievement for me,” he concluded.

Elneny, who sustained an ankle injury last week against Sutton United, has made 37 appearances for the Gunners since joining from Basel, scoring only once against Barcelona and assisting three times/

Arsenal are currently fourth in the English Premier League with 50 points and their next game will be against fifth-placed Liverpool on Saturday, March 4 at the Anfield.

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