Speaking to Arsenal's YouTube channel, the Gunners midfielder was asked to pick who he believed was the continent's greatest-ever talent.
And after ruling the likes of Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba out of the running, Elneny was left to choose between Salah and Yaya Toure.
Elneny revealed: "Mohamed Salah is a legend now in Egypt and he's still playing.
"We know that legends are usually when they finish their careers.
"But when they're still playing and people look at you as a legend this is something big. He's a really good guy.
"Toure, because he's a midfielder I know what he's doing and I know how it's different, because it's more difficult than a striker.
"Strikers get the chance to score all the time and midfielders have to do so many things.
"But of course I go for Mohamed Salah!"
Liverpool star Salah has won two African Footballer of the Year awards during his illustrious career - in 2017 and 2018.