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Olivier Giroud praises Arsenal new boy by hailing Mohamed Elneny a “complete player”

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is already impressed with what he’s seen from new signing Mohamed Elneny by hailing him as a complete player, the Daily Star reports.

The Egyptian international finally completed his £7.4million move to the Emirates this week, and becomes the club’s first outfield signing in a year.

Elneny joined his teammates in training this week ahead of a possible debut against Stoke this weekend, and though manager Arsene Wenger isn’t sure as to what type of player he’ll turn out to be, Giroud is feeling a little more certain that the club have signed a real gem.

“I’ve trained with him and he’s a good player, very talented but first of all he is a good guy – I think he will settle well into the team,” Giroud said.

“I think he’s basically a box-to-box midfielder, so he can attack and defend, run a lot and has good power and technique. He is quite a complete player.

“It always takes time to adapt to English football because there is a lot of intensity, it is very physical and even tactically [you must get used to it] – but I think Premier League football will suit him well.”

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