Former Egypt boss Bob Bradley talks up new Arsenal signing Mohamed Elneny

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Mohamed Elneny will offer Arsenal an extra option in midfield.

Former Egypt boss Bob Bradley says new Arsenal signing Mohamed Elneny is an all-round midfielder who can contribute at both ends of the pitch, NBC Sport report.

Bradley was approached by reporters to give his opinion on Elneny, an Egyptian international who worked with the current Le Havre boss for two years, and he had nothing but good words to say.

“He's an all-round midfielder who can play deeper when needed, he can move forward and shoot from distance but he's not just a guy who stays in there and breaks up play,” Bradley told NBC Sport.

“He covers a lot of ground and can play a more defensive role, he is an all-round midfielder, has a good passing range and has ability to score from outside of the box.”

Elneny, while not the renowned midfield name most Arsenal supporters were hoping for, is a useful addition for the Gunners and has plenty of potential to improve.

Arsene Wenger’s side have suffered plenty of injuries throughout the campaign with Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey all injured at some stage.

It left the club with Mathieu Flamini as their only midfield option, and thus prompted Wenger to improvise by working closely with the versatile Calum Chambers ahead of a potential position change.

Elneny’s arrival boosts the club’s options in the middle of the park, and his ability to both defend and attack makes him the ideal man to feature in those so-called big games.

The 23-year-old has plenty of top-level experience despite his young age, having represented Swiss champions Basel in both the Europa League and the Champions League.

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