Arsenal and Egyptian international midfielder Mohamed Elneny has made it known that he wants to become a club legend like Thierry Henry at The Emirates.

Elneny is currently away on African Nation’s Cup duty, and with Xhaka’s impending four match ban, the tournament isn’t ideally timed. Elneny’s Egypt are on the brink of qualifying for the knockout stages after a late winner against Uganda, and need just a point to progress, meaning Elneny will be away for a bit longer yet.

His impact since he signed for Arsenal has been good and Elneny has said he already feels at home, he told the Daily Mail.

“When I came to England, and Arsenal, I adapted so quickly because I felt straight away it was like a family, a whole big family, you are someone new, but they embrace you. They bring you in. Everyone loves each other. When you feel like people love you, and they want you around, that makes you adapt quickly, you enjoy being there. That’s why when I leave, even on holiday or with Egypt, I miss it.”

Elneny is enjoying his time at Arsenal and has settled in quickly since his arrival from Basel last season, and he has confirmed that he is willing to commit his future to Arsenal and try and follow in the footsteps of club legend Thierry Henry.

“I want to be a legend at this club, like Thierry Henry. I mean, obviously not exactly like him. I have my own personality, my own character. I want to be different to anyone that’s gone before, but since I got here, I’ve always had that in mind. I wanted to become an Arsenal legend…”