Ahead of the Premier League match against Everton, Elneny has come out and issued a passionate plea to the Arsenal fans.
Mohamed Elneny has asked Arsenal fans to support him and his teammates at difficult moments rather than criticize.
The Egyptian, who spent last season on loan at Turkish club Besiktas, was a surprise regular in Mikel Arteta’s line-up during the first half of the current campaign but has found opportunities more limited since the turn of the year.
Nevertheless, Elneny is fighting to win his spot back in the Arsenal midfield and called on the fans to show support.
🗣 "I need you to support me, not to put me down. You have to support in the bad moments, when I have a bad game you have to be next to me, this will make me happy and improve."
Mohamed Elneny sends a message to the Arsenal fans to support the players in the bad moments pic.twitter.com/nc0tZK5CAy
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) April 23, 2021
“I need you to support me – not to put me down,” Elneny told Sky Sports. “Supporter means you have to support.
“Not waiting for me to do one bad pass and then after speak about me, or one bad game.
“You have to support in the bad moments, not the good moments. In the good moments everybody is a supporter.
“I need you when I have a bad game. When I have a bad game I need you next to me saying ‘no you are good, keep going, we are next to you’.
“This will make me happy and you will make the world happy. You will make me improve more because I can see the support next to me.”
Although the Arsenal fans’ anger with the club, especially with the American owners, is at an all-time high.
That said, Friday’s Premier League match against Everton is important as the Gunners hope to avoid missing out on European qualification for next season.