Mohamed Elneny names the two things which make it so easy to settle at Arsenal

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The Gunners midfielder says the club's family feel and focus on teaching players to speak English have helped him become a success.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has told the club's website that the family feel at the Emirates Stadium, as well as the fact that everyone at the club speaks English, has made it so easy for him to settle into life in England.

Elneny became the Gunners' only outfield signing since the end of last season when he was bought from Swiss side Basel in January, and he has hit the ground running in North London.

The Egyptian international has impressed with his steady performances in central midfield, and has won two consecutive Player of the Month awards for the club.

The 23-year-old credited his excellent start to life in England to the family feel at the Emirates Stadium and the fact that all of the players and staff speak primarily in English.

Elneny told the club's website: "I feel like I have joined a big family rather than a football club. Everyone has been so welcoming, friendly and helpful ever since my arrival, and this has made my life a lot easier and has helped me adapt quickly to life at this club.

"Everybody around me speaks English and this helps me to improve my language skills. It’s completely different from Switzerland where they tend to speak German most of the time and only a few spoke English.

"I think people around me began to notice that I’m improving day after day. To be honest improving my English helped me a lot to settle in."

Elneny has been a first-choice midfielder for Arsenal since first establishing himself in Arsene Wenger's side, and he will be hoping to retain his place next season despite the return from injury of such stars as Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla.

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