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Arsenal midfielder Elneny declares Liverpool ace Salah as Africa's greatest

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has declared Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah as the best ever player produced by African football.

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.

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