Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has praised the Egyptian international Mohamed Elneny and said he could become a key player for the Gunners alongside his Ghanaian teammate Thomas Partey.
Elneny and Partey have become major players in Mikel Arteta’s plans after becoming two of Arsenal’s most consistent cast members this season.
The duo’s form peaked in a 1-0 win over Manchester United last month and seemed to have won over former Arsenal midfielder Gilberto Silva.
The Brazilian believed that Arsenal have long needed players with these skills and said their performances usually go unnoticed.
« Before they signed Thomas Partey I have spoken many times about Arsenal needing to add another central midfielder and they are unlucky that their new signing was recently injured, » Silva told Ladbrokes.
“Granit Xhaka has been the regular player in this position for the past few years.
“But Partey played at Arsenal’s game against Manchester United alongside Mohamed Elneny a couple of weeks ago and I thought they worked really well as a partnership, even though they’re not the kind of players who get that much credit for Jobs who do them – especially Elneny.
“But I think he [Elneny] can be a key player for Arsenal this year. He’s not an inconsistent player, he always plays well and in that role you need someone who consistently does a job for the team.
« It’s an area of the field where you need stability and I think Elneny could be the player to fit this role alongside Xhaka or Partey. « .
“Every good team is very strong at the back, three or four, and then just as strong in the middle of the field.
“After that, you worry about the strikers. Arsenal have the strikers who are capable of performing well and scoring goals, but they need to strengthen the middle part of the field, ”he concluded.
Elneny returned last Thursday after taking a two-week break due to COVID-19 complications when Arsenal beat Rapid Vienna 4-1 in the Europa League.
Arsenal, currently on the 14th. Place in the table will have a tough fight this weekend when he is on Sunday the 6th. December, faces leaders Tottenham in the North London Derby.
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