Elneny: God helped me adapt to the Premier League

Date published: Wednesday 20th April 2016 12:10

Mohamed Elneny Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny says he knew he would adapt to the Premier League quickly following his move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Egypt international joined the Gunners in January from Swiss side Basel and has become a regular in Arsene Wenger’s side having started the club’s last five Premier League games.

Elneny, who scored against Barcelona in the Champions League, says he never doubted he would acclimatise and  felt it would only take him “three weeks” to settle in.

“I was [able to settle] because God helped give me the strength to adapt to my situation,” he told Arsenal Player. “I know it is not easy but God gave me the strength to adapt quickly.

“Some said I would find it hard to adapt to the physicality of the Premier League but I thought otherwise. I even told my agent to give me three weeks to show him how well I could adapt. I know I can adapt to all kinds of people and every league I play in.”

Wenger’s first outfield signing of the season has been impressed with the Premier League since his move.

“The Premier League is the best and strongest league in the world because there are so many surprising results. It is difficult to compare it to the Swiss and Egyptian leagues because everyone knows that the Premier League is the best,” the 23-year-old continued.

“It is amazing. Everything is wonderful, from the fans to the style of play. I enjoy playing for Arsenal so much. It’s a different kind of football, it’s faster and first class.”

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