Mohamed Elneny featured in another big win for Besiktas on Friday, playing 84 minutes as they defeated Konyaspor 3-0.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball past Mohamed Elneny of Besiktas during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Besiktas at Molineux on December 12, 2019, in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND: Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball past Mohamed Elneny on December 12, 2019. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Turkish Super Lig returned a couple of weeks ago, and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny continues to start regularly for loan side Besiktas, most recently in their 3-0 win over Konyaspor. It was another strong result after Elneny’s assist in the 5-1 last week.

As usual, Elneny started deep in midfield, regularly distributing the ball in the middle third of the pitch, but rarely in the final third. He made 101 passes in his 84 minutes, completing 97 of them (96%). That included five of his six attempted long passes.

In the air, the 27-year-old won all four of his aerial duels, but he wasn’t so impressive defensively on the ground. He didn’t win any of his four ground duels, as well as committing three fouls and getting dribbled once.

It didn’t matter on the day, as Besiktas kept a clean sheet anyway. Elneny’s temporary club kept the pressure on the top four (and a Europa League qualifying spot) with the three points, bringing them one behind Galatasaray – who have a game in hand.

Besiktas are now five games from the end of the season, though we’re waiting on confirmation of Elneny’s loan extension to the end of the season. Without that extension, he’ll return to Arsenal on July 1st before playing another game.

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