Mikel Arteta was full of praises for Mo El Neny after his brilliant performance in the heart of midfield against Manchester United. Alongside Thomas Partey, the Egyptian put up a solid display to help us secure our first away win against a top six side since 2015.
The Egyptian midfielder was on loan last season at Besiktas under Emery. Arteta came in and opted to stick with the midfielder. He has since rewarded the boss’ faith in him with great performances.
Mikel Arteta has been impressed so far and he made this known in his post match conference.
“What Mo transmits to the team is special,” Arteta told his post-game press conference. “He has this energy as a person.
“He goes in the room and he creates that atmosphere. Today I said that we needed that energy and that positive feeling that he brings all the time. I think he was tremendous.
“Obviously I played with him so I know his qualities and who he is as a person, and what he brings to the squad. I like players that have zero ego, who play for the team, who want to contribute regardless of what it is, whether that’s one minute or 96 minutes or just by being there and giving positive feedback all the time.
“He contributes to our culture and is a person who admired by everyone at the football club. And now I think his qualities he’s showing as a footballer, I always believed he had them.”