Elneny to start for Arsenal in the FA Cup clash against Hull City

Arsenal head-coach Arsene Wenger has indicated that new recruit Mohamed Elneny stands a better chance of facing Hull City in their FA Cup clash on Saturday.

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The Egypt international, Mohamed Elneny came from Switzerland side FC Basel 1893 for a reported fee of £5m and made his debut for the side in their 2-1 win over Burnley in the fourth round of the aforementioned competition.

The 23-year-old played the entire 90 minutes of the game- which he impressed and boss Asene Wenger thinks the youngster has adapted quickly to life in Arsenal squad.

“Elneny is fit, he is one of the players who could get a run out there.

“He is mobile. He is a very good player, He is adapting at the moment and I think he is there now. We will certainly see him against Hull, he has a chance to start.”

Wenger acknowledged his upcoming opponent strength and he will name a strong side to face Hull City : ”I will, as always, play a team who has a good chance to qualify. The normal squad is involved on Saturday and we will play a usual strong team.”

This is Arsenal’s third consecutive time of playing Hull City in this competition and Mohamed Elneny’s second appearance for the Gunners.

In 2014 Arsenal came from 2-0 goals down to beat Hull City 3-2 to lift the FA Cup trophy and last season the Gunners secured 2-0 victory over the Tigers thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Per Mertesacker.