Mohamed Elneny believes victory over Ostersunds sent out ‘strong message’ to Europa League rivals


As per a report published by London Evening Standard, Mohamed Elneny believes that Arsenal’s assured 3-0 victory away from home against Sweden’s Ostersunds FK issues their rivals in the Europa League a ‘strong message’ of intent, as the Gunners are ultimately involved in the competition to win it.

It was the first-leg of the round of 32 stage in the continent’s secondary tournament and Arsene Wenger’s rampant fold set the pace from the off at the Jamtkraft Arena and took an early lead through Nacho Monreal. After the Spaniard’s goal there was simply no looking back, and Arsenal’s win was subsequently sealed by a fortuitous own goal and a strike from Mesut Ozil.

Despite the bitterly cold conditions, the north-Londoners were indeed the dominant force and Graham Potters’ men failed to stifle the Premier League outfit’s advances and Elneny, Speaking to BeIN Sports after the encounter, said:

“To win away from home by a three-goal margin sends out a strong message to other teams in this competition.

“We hope to win the Europa League title in order to qualify for next season’s Champions League. That’s only in case we don’t get a top-four spot in the league this season.”

With a direct route back into the Champions League being part of the prize of winning the Europa League, the Egyptian continued to portray another reason why he and his teammates are fighting tirelessly to claim the competition’s throne.

“One of the main reasons we are really focused on winning the Europa League title is to make up for the Premier League title if we’re not able to win it.” He tenaciously added.

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