Mohamed Elneny was one of a number of stars in the Arsenal side that beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in the league for the first time in 14 years, so let’s have a look at the Egyptian Ray Parlour’s stats from the game.

Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)
Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (L) celebrates with Arsenal’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny (R) at the end of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on November 1, 2020. (Photo by Shaun Botterill / POOL / AFP)

When the starting lineup was first announced there were one or two raised eyebrows that Mikel Arteta had opted for Elneny ahead of Granit Xhaka, but it proved to be a master stroke from the Spaniard.

Elneny worked like a horse for the full 90 and that’s what he gives you, a player who will not often think for himself but will faithfully execute any plan you give him.

I know you don’t need me to tell you this but stats don’t tell the full picture.

Look at Elneny’s, for instance. Do they seem reflective of his performance?

Mohamed Elneny – Midfielder – Top stats

  • FotMob rating 6.8
  • Minutes played 90
  • Goals 0
  • Assists 0
  • Total shots 1
  • Accurate passes 55
  • Pass success 89%
  • Chances created 0
  • Shot accuracy 0%
  • Shot off target 1
  • Shot on target 0
  • Total shots 1
  • Blocked shots 0
  • Shots woodwork 0
  • Accurate passes 55
  • Passes 62
  • Crosses 1
  • Long balls 1
  • Accurate long balls 0
  • Key passes 0
  • Touches 72
  • Duels won 1
  • Duels lost 3
  • Clearances 1
  • Dribbles attempted 0
  • Dribbles succeeded 0
  • Dispossessed 0
  • Was fouled 0
  • Fouls 1
  • Tackles attempted 0
  • Tackles succeeded 0
  • Aerials won 1
  • Aerials lost 2
  • Interceptions 3
  • Recoveries 5