Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has explained why he thinks Mohamed Elneny will suit the way the club play.

Elneny joined the north London side earlier this month for a fee believed to be in the region of £5m, with him currently the club’s only signing thus far in 2016.

The 23-year-old midfielder has yet to make his Premier League debut, and will be forced to wait an extra week, with the FA Cup game against Burnley on Saturday likely to be his first appearance of the season.

Having joined from FC Basel, the Egyptian will be unaware of the intensity of England’s top division, and Wenger, as reported by the club’s official website, admitted that Elneny was ‘surprised’ by the physical nature.

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Arsenal face Burnley in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon as they look to defend the trophy for the third season in a row.

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