Mohamed Elneny believes he’s playing for the “best coach in the world” in Arsene Wenger and says he wants to be an Arsenal “legend”.
The Egypt international is currently on Africa Cup of Nations duty for his country in Gabon but he’s revealed how much he’s enjoying playing in the Premier League for the Gunners.
The former Basel man has made six Premier League starts this season and is an important member of Wenger’s squad. The 24-year-old is in awe of the Frenchman and believes he’s at the perfect club to develop his game.
“Wenger is the best coach in the world, so when he called me it means I’m going in the right direction. It’s been a great year for me,
“Playing in England, at one of the best five clubs in the world.”
Elneny hopes he can make a big impact at the Emirates and has even gone as far as saying he wants to be remembered like club legend Thierry Henry.
He added: “I want to be a legend at this club. Like Thierry Henry. I mean, obviously not exactly like him. I have my own personality, my own character. I want to be different to anyone that’s gone before.
“But since I got here, I’ve always had that in mind. I wanted to become an Arsenal legend.”