Arsenal’s forgotten man Mohamed Elneny popped up with a objective in a 4-1 pre-season win in opposition to MK Dons on Tuesday.
The Egypt worldwide, whose final aggressive match for the Gunners got here in a 3-1 victory over Burnley in Might 2019, began alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield.
Elneny broke the impasse within the fourth minute when he capitalised on a wayward cross from MK Dons goalkeeper Lee Nicholls to hit the ball into an empty internet from 40 yards.
Arsenal doubled their lead simply six minutes later as Bukayo Saka’s cutback discovered Eddie Nketiah, whose first-time shot beat Nicholls.
MK Dons obtained themselves again into the sport in fortuitous circumstances earlier than the break.
Former Manchester United defender Regan Poole’s cross was aimed for Carlton Morris, however Rob Holding obtained his head to the ball and inadvertently directed it previous a helpless Bernd Leno in beautiful vogue.
Mark McGuinness and Reiss Nelson added second-half objectives to make it a routine victory for Arsenal.
Holding was taking part in alongside Arsenal new boy William Saliba, who joined for £25million from Saint-Etienne final summer time, however spent the 2019/20 again on mortgage on the French membership.
After initially struggling to interrupt into Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal facet, Holding performed a key function of their run-in final season.
The previous Bolton centre-back performed the total 90 minutes within the Gunners’ 2-1 FA Cup last win over Chelsea.