Mohamed Elneny has been urged by his former coach to quit Arsenal in January
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has been urged by his former coach to leave Arsenal in search for greener pastures. The 26-year-old Egyptian has made only one start in the Premier League under Unai Emery, with his involvement largely limited to the Europa League and Carabao Cup.
Elneny, who was signed from FC Basel back in January 2016 for a fee of £7 million, has made a total of 79 appearances for Arsenal across all competitions. While that is not a bad number, the Egyptian can’t expect brighter things with Emery at the helm of affairs, so much so, the arrival of Matteo Guendouzi in the summer has pushed him further down the pecking order.
Elneny’s former coach at El Mokawloon, Hamdy Nouh, unequivocally believes the player needs to get out of north London.
Nouh told Goal.com, “He needs to leave Arsenal in the next transfer market, at least on loan to play more and regain his confidence.”
“He is committed to the coach’s instructions on and off the pitch, which always helps him to be present mainly with most of the teams he has played for.”
“He is one of the best players I have trained, he has a constant desire to learn and develop,” Nouh added.
If reports are to be believed, Elneny has been linked with a move to Leicester City in recent times. With the transfer window around the corner, it will be interesting to see what the future has in store for the Egyptian defensive midfielder.