Mohamed Elneny has told the media that Arsenal is his home, and he’ll do everything he can to succeed in North London.

Elneny has been one of many players linked with a move away from the club this summer, as Arsène Wenger confirmed there is a need to cut the squad back before the window closes.

In fact, one of the clubs primarily linked to Elneny’s signature were Arsenal’s opening day opponents Leicester City. As we earlier reported, Arsenal apparently accepted a bid for the midfielder, but Mo turned it down as he enjoyed life in London too much.

As it turns out, Arsenal should be grateful for the Egyptian’s desire to remain at the club, since a knock to Ramsey, combined with Coquelin, Cazorla and Wilshere’s longer term injuries, left Arsenal with no-one else to turn to for the opening games against Chelsea and Leicester.

Although he was subbed off before the late comeback in Friday’s 4-3 win, Elneny’s two starts ultimately resulted in two victories, and he told the Arsenal website how important this was for the team. “Winning today was crucial after losing the opening fixture in many encounters during the past seasons,” he said.

“After you win the first game in such style, this gives you such a push to continue the season in a very high spirit after turning tables around.”

Elneny’s biggest contribution to the two matches was his assist for Alexandre Lacazette in the opening minutes of the Leicester game, and Lacazette can be grateful for the help getting off the mark so early on in his Premier League career.

As for Elneny, he doesn’t have any plans to leave, and just wants to do his best for the club, saying: “I consider Arsenal as my home. I give all that I have to play in the starting 11 with the team and I’ll always keep improving to keep my spot.

“I am happy with the boss’s confidence in my quality and I hope to deliver my best in all the games.”

Although Ramsey may now take his place in the starting XI, it’s comforting to have at least one fit midfielder ready and willing to play if anything happens to Aaron or Granit Xhaka.