Mohamed Elneny makes pledge to Arsenal fans after player of the month award

The Egyptian midfielder has impressed since his mid-season arrival but has promised that this is just the beginning of his success at the club.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has told the club's official website that his impressive performances which have led to him being named the club's player of the month for March are "just the beginning".

The Egyptian international was one of the Gunners' best players during his first Premier League start for the club in the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane last month.

He has become a fixture in Arsene Wenger's side, starting every game in all competitions since that 2-2 draw and scoring a fine first goal for the club against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

His performances have seen him rewarded by the club's supporters by being named player of the month for March ahead of Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil.

The 23-year-old was delighted to be honoured with the award, and pledged to Gunners supporters that there is plenty more to come from him.

Elneny told the club's website: "I am very happy to be player of the month for such a big club. It feels very good, it will motivate me to have more faith as I play in the team and it shows how the fans love and believe in me.

"It is very helpful to feel that you are loved by the people in the club and the fans - and I still have more to give the team.

"So, I would like to thank all the people who nominated me. This is just the beginning. Hopefully, I will contribute more and more to the team in the future."

Elneny will be pleased to have proven himself after claiming his impressive performance against Spurs had shown he had enough quality to be deserving of a regular starting spot.

Wenger admitted at the start of last month that he had been impressed with how quickly the midfielder had adapted to life in England, and now appears to consider the player good enough to be a fixture in his side.

Elneny will hope to retain his spot when Arsenal take on West Ham at Upton Park next Saturday.

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