Arsenal fans hail Mohamed Elneny for actions in 91st min of Man Utd win

Arsenal fans hailed midfielder Mohamed Elneny for what he did in the 91st minute during the win against Manchester United.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slotted a second-half penalty to see off the Red Devils 1-0, their first away win against a “big six” side since January 2015.

The win saw the north London side shut down players such as Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba by narrowing their diamond formation.

And footage has emerged of Elneny showing that intense pressure was another tactic for Arsenal across the match.

In the clip, the match has gone into stoppage time with the Gunners leading 1-0.

Marcus Rashford throws the ball in for United on the right wing – but his only option is Victor Lindelof in the middle of the opposition half.

But the Egyptian midfielder sprints to try and get the ball back, leaving the centre-back with Luke Shaw as his only option.

Elneny, though, continues pushing and stops the Englishman from passing the ball forward.

All the full-back can do is pass back to Lindelof as the Arsenal midfielder piles on the pressure for United.

This footage was shared on Reddit, where the Gunners faithful were full of praise for the 28-year-old.

“Elneny could inflate a zeppelin – incredible lungs,” one supporter said.

Another commented: “Elneny pressed the entire United team into the team bus.”

While a third came up with a new nickname for the Gunners midfielder, with: “Can’t believe I’m writing this but Elneny might just be our second best midfielder at the moment.

“Long may he reign, pyramid Pirlo.”

And a fourth added: “This is how you earn your place.”

Elneny played alongside Thomas Partey in Arsenal’s midfield, where he earned high praise from Roy Keane.

“He was outstanding. He’s obviously no mug having played in big games for big teams,” he told Sky Sports.

“When you watch a player live that’s when you can judge a player and the more I look at him the more I wish he was in the United midfield.

“He’s big, strong and aggressive – and he can pass it forward. He can deal with the ball.”

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