Mohamed Elneny

Player Profile

Mohamed Elneny
Squad Number
El-Mahalla El-Kubra - July 11, 1992
Previous Clubs
FC Basel, El Mokawloon
Arsenal Debut
January 30, 2016

Mohamed built on a fine debut season in north London last term, making 22 appearances in all competitions.

Renowned for being tidy in possession and an assured passer, while also recognised as being a mobile and intelligent defensive midfielder, Elneny repeatedly stepped into the side with ease.

Mohamed provided a crucial assist to tee up Mesut Ozil to score his incredible late winner against Ludogorets in Sofia, as one of five outings he made during our Champions League campaign.

The 2015/16 season saw Mohamed claim the Player of the Month award in consecutive moments - March and April - as we enjoyed an unbeaten April with Elneny at the heart of the midfield.

A full Egypt international since 2011, he joined the club from Swiss champions FC Basel, where he made nearly 100 league appearances and won the Super League in three consecutive seasons from 2013 to 2015 before making the switch to north London in January 2016.

In addition to the three league crowns, Mohamed also reached three consecutive Swiss Cup finals.

The first Egyptian to play for the Arsenal first team, Mohamed began his senior career with El Mokawloon in his home country.

Mohamed also proved his worth to the national team, playing a key role in Egypt’s qualification for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and scoring in the competition’s final as Egypt ultimately came up short against Cameroon.


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