Mohamed Elneny has experienced a lot during his first 12 months in north London.
After joining from Basel last year, the Egypt midfielder broke the 2015/16 Premier League passing record and curled home an unstoppable first goal against Barcelona, but there is one particular moment he will never forget.
“I remember when I played my first game against Tottenham away,” the 24-year-old told Arsenal Player.
“It’s a massive game for the club and the fans and it was my first start for Arsenal. I remember thinking I have to do really well and establish myself. That was a big moment for me.
“I think what made me really proud is how the boss was speaking about me and praised me. When one of the best managers in the world compliments you, it's such a great feeling. I have never felt like that before.
“Also the fans seem to like me, and these are important things for me. Yes I helped Arsenal win games in all competitions but when your manager and the fans like you and say good things about you, I think this is a good achievement for me.”
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