Mohamed Elneny named Europa League Player of the Week
Mohamed Elneny has been named Europa League Player of the Week after his Man of the Match performance against CSKA Moscow.
The Egyptian helped Arsenal qualify for the Europa League semi-finals, assisting twice as Arsenal overcame CSKA Moscow 6-3 on aggregate.
The 25-year-old provided two assists to bring Arsenal level, the first one an intelligent pass after a one-two with Danny Welbeck to split the defence and send the Englishman through on goal, while the second came after the Russians were caught on the counter and Ramsey was sent through on goal to score.
Elneny had a pass accuracy of 94% whilst making 70 passes, and has won two tackles and two aerial duels and his impressive performance was rewarded with Europa League Player of the week award.
He has edged out RB Salzburg’s Amadou Haidara, Atlético Madrid’s keeper Jan Oblak, and Dimitri Payet of Marseille for the award.
The CSKA Moscow game was Mohamed Elneny’s 70th in an Arsenal shirt, as the midfielder committed his future to the club by signing a long-term contract extension last March.
This season Elneny has made 30 appearances for Arsenal, scoring once and assisting four times, winning the club’s Player of the Month award for January.
He played all of Arsenal’s games in the Europa League this season, completing more passes (713) than any other player in the competition.
Arsenal have now reached the semi-final of a European competition for the first time since 2008/09, and they will be aiming to win their first European title since 1994.
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