Arsenal signing Mohamed Elneny says he has joined a club that can win the treble this season. Elneny, 23, became the Gunners' first signing of the January transfer window on Thursday 14 January, joining the club for an undisclosed fee from Swiss champions FC Basel.
With Francis Coquelin and Santi Carorla still injury absentees, the Egypt international provides Arsene Wenger with a useful option in the middle of the park. Wenger is hopeful of using him both as a box-to-box and a holding midfielder.
"It is an indescribable feeling, I am really glad of course," Elneny told Arsenal Player. "Arsenal is one of the world's greatest teams, and I am very keen to participate positively with my new team, God willing, and to give my best for the team and for myself.
"Arsenal is one of those teams that everyone enjoys watching and of course I would love to play for such a great team."
Elneny joins an Arsenal side currently top of the Premier League – by virtue of their superior goal difference – and who are looking to secure their third consecutive FA Cup. While Barcelona stand in their way in the Champions League, Elneny is still hopeful of three trophies this season.
"Mr Wenger is a highly respected manager and one of the world's best managers. It is my honour to be trained under his management," he continued.
"It is one the biggest clubs in the world, I know everything about it and its players. I would like to tell [the fans] that, although you have not seen much of me, I promise I will contribute positively with the team. I am hoping that we win the Premier League and cup this season, and the Champions League as well."
With Elneny arriving in North London after three years in Switzerland, Wenger is hopeful the midfielder can make an immediate impact.
"He can be box-to-box and be a holding midfielder so that is, for us, very promising," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "We wanted a versatile player and I wanted a player who can play defensive but can also play to box-to-box.
"His strengths are his technical level, his vision, his intelligence, his disciplined attitude and his physical attitude to compete at a high level. I think he has the physical qualities to play at the top level.
"Where he needs to adapt is to the challenges, the force needed in the Premier League to survive. I think that could demand a little bit of adaptation. But overall I think he has all the attributes to do well."