Koscielny - I’m so impressed with Elneny

Elneny v West Ham

Laurent Koscielny says he has been “very impressed” by Mohamed Elneny’s adaption to Premier League football.

The Egypt international has had a positive impact since signing from Basel in January, and was voted the Vitality Player of the Month for March.

Elneny also scored the March Goal of the Month and Koscielny says the 23-year-old has made a big impression on his new team-mates.

“When he signed I could see he was a good player with the ball and how he could make good passes,” the centre back said.

“He is not a player who takes the ball and goes from box to box with it, but he can help the team go higher up the pitch and keep the ball, which is very important.

“He doesn’t lose many balls during a game, he has scored and he has played well. He signed three months ago so his adaption to our philosophy at Arsenal and [to life] in England… I am very impressed with it.”

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