Box-to-Box Or Holding Midfielder?

Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on bolstering his side in the January transfer window for the second half of the 2015/2016 season.

Arsenal’s new signing Mohamed Elneny completed his £7.5m move to the Emirates on Wednesday and is set to be an important member of the Gunner’s squad for the second half of the season as Wenger hopes to successfully win the Premier league title and a Cup trophy, as well as go as far as possible in the Champions league.

But the Gunner’s manager has revealed he doesn’t know where the Egypt international will perform best and he is also unsure about the path the player’s development curve will follow.

According to the Daily Mail, Wenger was quoted as saying:

“I bought Elneny because he can play with a defensive player or be the defensive player,” he said.

“I need to know more about him to see whether he becomes a defensive or box-to-box player.”

However, Wenger believes despite Elneny not being a world class defensive midfielder, he could go on to be an important member of the Gunner’s squad just like Coquelin.

Immediately after the confirmation by the Gunner’s official site, Wenger stated he believes Elneny has all the attribute to become a key player for the Gunners.

Elneny completed his move to Arsenal after spending three years in Swiss club Basel.

The Egyptian will have to battle with the likes of Francis Coquelin, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta for a spot in the Gunners first xi until the end of the current campaign.

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