Arsene Wenger piled on the praise for new signing, Mohamed Elneny, after he put in another promising performance against Watford.

The defensive midfielder has been a breath of fresh air since joining us in the winter transfer window and this hasn’t gone unnoticed. After our 4-0 win over Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, Arsene Wenger hailed his impact on the team.

“He has brought something to the team,” the manager said.

“He is a very intelligent player who is also very mobile and works very hard for the team. He gives us tactical stability. He made a very good pair with Coquelin in terms of winning the ball back, and also in the distribution as well.”

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 02: Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal and Mario Suarez of Watford compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on April 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

As the boss pointed out, Elneny’s partnership with Francis Coquelin in brilliant to see. Coq hasn’t been looking his best for a while and many believe this was down to his cohesion (or lack thereof) with Aaron Ramsey. Now that he’s next to Elneny, a true defensive midfielder, he’s looking a lot better.

It’s interesting to watch the impact just adding one player to a squad can have on the players around them. We looked defensively strong against the Hornets, something we haven’t appeared in a long time, and our passing was slick. Exciting times.

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