The Egyptian has joined from FC Basel.
Arsenal picked up their first piece of transfer business yesterday as they finally confirmed the arrival of Mohamed Elneny from FC Basel for a fee reported by the BBC to be in the region of £5 million.
The combative midfielder from Egypt arrives to add some bite to the Arsenal midfield. With Mathieu Flamini getting on and Francis Coquelin injured Elneny was much needed.
Of course as per usual Arsenal fans have been expecting perhaps a bigger more exciting name but will not be surprised that, instead, Arsene Wenger is attempting to unearth another hidden gem.
Elneny, who has excelled in the Europa League recently for the Swiss powerhouse, will hope he can prove himself to be a star for Arsenal and will hope to face Stoke City at the weekend.
The fact he is Champions League eligible will also be music to Gunners' fans ears.
So what do Arsenal fans think of the signature?
On Twitter the reaction has been generally positive. Arsenal fans appreciate the talent Elneny has at his disposal and they cannot wait to see him in action.
Here is some of the best reaction to Elneny's signing...
Pleased we have signed someone, hope he proves to be an a amazing bargain #ElNeny and competes for the dmc role. We still need a striker.— Sick balls Choppy! (@TwittaTwats) January 14, 2016
I know precious little about Elneny but he looks like he means business so I’m pleased to see him at @Arsenal— Alpha Papa (@Jabberwordy) January 14, 2016
So pleased to c elneny arrive..even though I haven't watched him play I am happy that v hav replaced worn out arteta legs with younger ones— deludedGooner (@bharathbs218) January 14, 2016
Welcome to the Arsenal, Mohamed Elneny. Apparently an excellent reader of the game, and will help shore up our good hair style numbers #coyg— Robbie Scott (@r_o_scott) January 14, 2016
I'm one of Wenger's biggest critics but looks like Elneny is an excellent signing for Arsenal, what we needed in midfield @GeoffArsenal— Tal Ofer (@TalOfer) January 14, 2016
Arsenal got the best talent. Elneny— Syed Ijlal al-Idrus (@Syedijlal10) January 14, 2016
Welcome Elneny. It is so wonderful to see such a talent joining the team, I believe he will be a great asset.— MID∆ (@Meow) January 14, 2016
I can't wait to watch Elneny play for Arsenal he sounds like a real talent— Nat (@NatG_22) January 14, 2016
He plays like Veira. Tall and strong but has fantastic ball control. Let's see if he has the same effect on games as him. #Elneny— Veg_samosa (@veg_samosa) January 14, 2016
Elneny slept with a football when he was a kid so he could become one with it. Fantastic slum mentality.— Rambo (@RamboGOAT) January 14, 2016