Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is being slaughtered by football fans everywhere tonight for his lacklustre performance in Egypt’s 3-1 defeat to Russia in the World Cup.
Being on the books at Arsenal, Elneny is one of Egypt’s most high-profile players and a lot was expected of him at this summer’s tournament, along with Liverpool star Mo Salah.
After losing their opening group match of the tournament 1-0 to Uruguay last week, the pressure was on the Egyptians to claim at least a draw against the hosts in tonight’s match in Saint Petersburg.
However, they were completely overran for most of the match, and it seems to be the Arsenal No.4 who is taking the brunt of the criticism, following his rather dismal display.
Elneny was hooked on 63 minutes – but that hasn’t stopped onlookers from making their feeling pretty clear on social media:
Elneny is the worst footballer ever, how he's an arsenal player baffles me #RUSEGY
— Anthony Martial (@martialyayo) June 19, 2018
ELNeny spent the 63mins he had on the pitch escorting opponents and doing little to have any real impact. @don_cross_AFC
— T O L U A Y E N I (@TolulopeAyeni) June 19, 2018
All the World Cup tells me each year is how bad arsenal team is . Elneny and xhaka both Absaloute banter .
— Milo Amroliwala (@Milo09Rusi) June 19, 2018
Elneny is trash aswell
— Louuuu Will (@MoTaxi98) June 19, 2018
Elneny has been useless!!
— Jaiye (@EngrJaiyeola) June 19, 2018
Elneny has been playing?
— FortunE 🙄🤗 (@Forandy7) June 19, 2018
Elneny is very shit btw
— Ayoz. (@Ayoz_that_guy) June 19, 2018
Elneny is such a dull boring player but yet Arsenal offered him a new long term contract
— Rev (@RevengeReg) June 19, 2018
Elneny embarrassing Arsenal today, thank God he's substituted…
— Kwale Gooner 🇰🇪 (@Kwale_Gooner) June 19, 2018
So Elneny was on field.
He is not even fighting for Egyptian badge.
Maybe he will start fighting when he returns to North London.
— Mubarak (@vanMubsyn) June 19, 2018
Elneny subbed off for a nothing team lol he's so shit. Imagine giving him Vieira's shirt #
— Amplia (@AmpliaLaFamilia) June 19, 2018
Mohamed elneny had a woeful game…
— Danny k (@dannykitilla) June 19, 2018
Elneny…what a shit player… FFS!
— The SHWAREH (@M_Irfaan_I) June 19, 2018
What do you think of Elneny’s performance? Was it really that bad?
And is he a player good enough to play regularly for Arsenal?