Mohamed Elneny is pleased by his encouraging start to life at Arsenal - and feels as though he has “joined a big family”.
The Egypt international has quickly established himself as an important member of the first-team ssquad since signing from Basel in January, and recently won his second consecutive Vitality Player of the Month award.
Elneny attributes his initial success to the friendly welcome he’s received since arriving in London.
“I feel like I have joined a big family rather than a football club,” he told the Arsenal magazine. “Everyone has been so welcoming, friendly and helpful ever since my arrival, and this has made my life a lot easier and has helped me adapt quickly to life at this club.
“The members of the family complete each other, from Arsène Wenger to the groundstaff. Even the club’s chairman is part of this family.
“I like to speak and joke with everyone and they all treat me the same. I consider them all as brothers and I am really happy about life here at Arsenal.
“Everybody around me speaks English and this helps me to improve my language skills. It’s completely different from Switzerland where they tend to speak German most of the time and only a few spoke English.
“I think people around me began to notice that I’m improving day after day. To be honest improving my English helped me a lot to settle in.”
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