After three tough weeks at the Africa Cup of Nations, Mohamed Elneny returned to Premier League action as a 69th-minute substitute during our 2-0 win over Hull City.
The midfielder had starred during Egypt’s run in Gabon, helping them finish runners-up in the competition and even scoring the opener in the final against Cameroon.
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Now back in north London, Elneny is focused on helping us finish this season as well as possible, and has already impressed Arsène Wenger with the professionalism he has shown since returning to training last week.
"We are one family and you work really hard with people who really love you"
“Back here, I feel I am in my home,” the 24-year-old said. “We are one family and you work really hard with people who really love you.
“That made me adapt quickly, and helped me to start training immediately as I felt that the team really needs me now. I don’t want a vacation or a time off, I want to work hard and play with the team.
“Everything is going fine here. We all love our coach and we don’t concentrate on anything other than the next game. All our focus is on compete for all of the available titles including the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League so that we can achieve something together.
“That’s why beating Hull was so important, because we have an important Champions League game coming up. It means we will now travel with confidence on our side and that is extremely important before a big game like this.”
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