ARSENAL fans seem to have forgotten that one of their players is part of the squad as they notice him in training ahead of the North London Derby.
GettyMohamed Elneny has returned to Arsenal training[/caption]
Twitter @footballdailyHe could be seen wrestling with teammate Reiss Nelson[/caption]
Twitter @footballdailyElneny threw Nelson to the floor[/caption]
Twitter @footballdailyNelson tried to do the same to the Egyptian[/caption]
Elneny has just returned to fitness after a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee injury he picked up at the start of the year.
And Arteta spoke about his return to the team in his press conference this week.
He said: “He’s in a good place, obviously it’s been a while and it’s been a very significant injury, but I think he’s in the latter stages of that rehab process.
“He’s been training for almost two weeks with the team and he is in a good place. It’s always great to have him around.”
And it came as a surprise to Arsenal fans who seemed to have forgotten that Elneny was even at the club.
One said: “Forgot Elneny still played for us.”
Whilst another questioned if the team had moved past needing the Egyptian, they wrote: “Do we still really need Elneny in the team.”
Others welcomed the midfielders return and were happy to have him back.
ReutersElneny is Arsenal’s longest serving player after joining the North London club in 2016[/caption]
One commented: “Elneny is the big bro in the squad. Love his attitude! Always a smile and bringing happiness whatever his situation.”
And another chimed in saying: “That’s why Mo is still in the team!”
Arsenal’s relaxed approach to training would suggest they’re feeling confident heading into their clash with bitter rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
ReutersMikel Arteta’s side face Tottenham on Sunday[/caption]
ReutersTottenham have been in electric form since the arrival of new boss Ange Postecoglou[/caption]