Mikel Arteta believes Mohamed Elneny’s lack of self-belief hindered his chances of making an impact at Arsenal.
The Egypt international was signed during Arsene Wenger’s reign in January 2016 but after an encouraging start his appearances dwindled. In Unai Emery’s first season at the club, Elneny started just five Premier League games before the Spaniard allowed the midfielder to join Besiktas on loan last year.
However, Elneny returned to Arsenal this summer and has impressed Arteta with his attitude.
The 28-year-old started alongside Granit Xhaka in Arsenal’s midfield on Saturday as the Gunners sealed a 3-0 victory over Fulham in their opening Premier League game of the season. (Metro)