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The Internet Reacts to Arsenal Signing Mohamed Elneny from Basel

LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 5:  FC Basel 1893's midfielder Mohamed Elneny celebrates at the end of the UEFA Europa League match between Os Belenenses and FC Basel 1893 at Estadio do Restelo on November 5, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.  (Photo by Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)
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Tom WebbUK Staff WriterJanuary 14, 2016

Arsenal have completed a deal for Mohamed Elneny, with the midfielder joining from Basel for a fee of around £5 million, per BBC Sport

'Watch me whip, now watch Elneny' #Arsenal https://t.co/E2HZDEJqCy

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 14, 2016

The 23-year-old is Arsene Wenger's first signing of the January transfer window, with the Egyptian having impressed in this season's Europa League:

.@Arsenal fans, this is what new signing @ElNennyM is capable of! #ElnenySigns https://t.co/W2VKdMWPtW

— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) January 14, 2016

Mohamed #Elneny is the first outfield player #Arsenal have signed in 351 days. [Gabriel Paulista—Jan 28, 2015] pic.twitter.com/wSEicnzdPH

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 14, 2016

Elneny completed 409/438 passes in the @EuropaLeague. The fourth highest #UCL pic.twitter.com/V2Xcen3tOY

— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) January 14, 2016

Mohamed Elneny's Europa League campaign by numbers: 92% pass accuracy 10 interceptions 5 chances created 2 goals https://t.co/ic1Zc4GNGp

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 14, 2016

The player himself seemed happy with the move:

As did the majority of Arsenal fans:

I don't know much about Elneny but from what little I've seen we signed an Arsenal level player. The lad can pick out a pass. #WelcomeElneny

— Goonersphere.com (@Goonersphere) January 14, 2016

Parlour on Elneny: "He's good on the ball, very energetic around the pitch, so this is a great option [to have] for Arsène Wenger." #afc

— afcstuff (@afcstuff) January 14, 2016

Elneny has been confirmed.. Wonderful

— Lonely Boy. (@lanrewaaju) January 14, 2016

What a signing Elneny will be for the Gunners. He can pick the long passes through balls, shoot and tackle. A really good buy. #Arsenal

— Atsrim Sitso Philip (@AtsrimPhilip) January 14, 2016

I really hope Elneny is a top player. Looks good from what I've seen...on YouTube.

— crackm (@talkmarcus) January 14, 2016

#Elneny is already better than flamini, thats for sure.

— Muhib Kidwai (@muhibkidwai) January 14, 2016

Elneny could make his Arsenal debut in Sunday's Premier League clash with Stoke City.

[Twitter, Instagram: @elnennym]

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