Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny in our Arab footballers Premier League watch

Niall McCague 16:23 26/09/2017
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In this column, we track the best Arab football talents plying their trade in the Premier League and round-up their accomplishments every week.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is never far from the headlines after a series of glittering displays for the Reds, and he features this week in Jurgen Klopp’s 3-2 win at Leicester.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny impressed as well and Abdelhamid Sabiri also flickered in class during Huddersfield’s 0-0 draw at Burnley.

Here’s a look at how these Arab footballers fared this weekend.

MOHAMED SALAH | LEICESTER 2-3 LIVERPOOL

Another virtuous display from the Egyptian.

He opened the scoring after 15 minutes when slipping in behind Ben Chilwell to meet a well timed cross by Philippe Coutinho and send a powerful header into the net from a tight angle.

Still settling into life at Anfield but crucial at scoring goals, with four strikes in five Premier League appearances.

Rating – 8/10

KEY STATS

Minutes – 90

Goals – 1

Shots – 4

Shots on target – 1

Assists – 0

Key Passes – 1

Passing Accuracy – 61.1%

Touches – 50

Passes – 36

Dribbles – 0

Mohamed Salah.

Mohamed Salah.

MOHAMED ELNENY | ARSENAL 2-0 WEST BROM

Although he was a surprise name in the starting line up against West Brom, the Egyptian produced another industrious performance, always providing an option for the midfield.

He generally made the right decisions throughout the game with his neat passing, especially in the second half when West Brom started to increase the pressure at 0-2 down.

He may never be a star attraction at the Emirates Stadium but his ability to keep it simple and sharp remains a solid outlet for Arsene Wenger’s side.

His pairing with Granit Xhaka looks promising.

Rating – 7.5/10

KEY STATS

 Minutes – 90

Shots – 1

Shots on target – 0

Assists – 0

Key Passes – 2

Passing Accuracy – 93.5%

Touches – 86

Passes – 77

Dribbles – 0

Mohamed Elneny.

Mohamed Elneny.

ABDELHAMID SABIRI | BURNLEY 0-0 HUDDERSFIELD

The Moroccan blazed a shot over the crossbar from the edge of the area early in the first half, but besides from that, he failed to get into the game before being substituted after 62 minutes.

Although he showed a willingness to go for the ball, he was booked for a poor challenge on Burnley’s Matthew Lowton after just six minutes.

The 20-year-old has shown flashes of class in his first two Premier League appearances, offering David Wagner another potent attacking option alongside Thomas Ince and Elias Kachunga.

Rating – 5/10

KEY STATS

Minutes – 62

Shots – 2

Shots on target – 0

Assists – 0

Key Passes – 0

Passing Accuracy – 70.8%

Touches – 36

Passes – 24

Dribbles – 1

Abdelhamid Sabiri.

Abdelhamid Sabiri.

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