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Ex-Gunner Rami Shaaban has hailed the acquisition of Mohamed Elneny from Basel last January, via the Daily Star.
The midfielder completed a £5m move to Arsenal in the winter transfer window and has impressed the few times he has been on the pitch. Since moving to the club in January, the Egyptian has featured in eight games for the team, scoring his first goal against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Shaaban has praised Wenger for completing the signing of the midfielder and the former Arsenal goalkeeper believes the Egyptian fits perfectly well into the Gunners style of play and he could become a world class player at the Emirates.
“Coming from where he has, taking that step from Basel to Arsenal, can be challenging,” Shaaban told Arsenal’s official website, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“But some people manage to do it really well and he has definitely adapted.
“He has really adapted and I hope he gets more and more time. But it will take time.
“I hope he can make that step to be a regular and become something really big at Arsenal.”
Shaaban added: “Looking at Egyptian players historically, there have been some amazing talents but only a few have been able to take that step.
“I think that Mohamed Elneny will be one of them. I think he’s going to fit the club perfectly and listening to what the boss says about him as well only makes me more convinced.