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Arsenal: Wright hails ‘dependable’ Elneny after Man Utd win

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The Gunners legend singles out Elneny for praise after his brilliant performance this weekend.

Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny has impressed Ian Wright with his recent displays for the Gunners.

Arsenal defeated Manchester United 3-1 in a crucial Premier League clash on Saturday. Goals from Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka, and Granit Xhaka secured a home win for Mikel Arteta’s team, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored United’s only goal of the night.

Despite the incredible performance of the Arsenal forwards, Wright feels Elneny’s performance has been key to the Gunners’ victory.

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“Xhaka was magnificent,” the former Gooner said (via Mirror). “[Martin] Odegaard did his stuff again, but Elneny – for someone that last played before Chelsea, that was in December – he came in [on Sunday]…dependable, professional, he never lets the team down.

“He had the most passes today and the most interceptions, he just gets himself in the right position.

“He is the kind of player, he wants to pass forward, he is somebody who kept the ball going and kept Arsenal going. He’s the kind of player – and he may leave – you come in when you haven’t played for so long, and he’s been magnificent.”

The victory sent Arsenal past their arch-rivals as they claimed the fourth spot on the league table. Elneny and co will continue their efforts to secure Champions League qualification when they meet West Ham on Sunday.