The two Arsenal players who are competing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations had a bag of mixed feelings.
Alex Iwobi stared for the Super Eagles as they beat the defending champions, Cameroon on Saturday, July 7, 2019.
When there was joy for the Nigerians, the hosts and Elneny suffered a shock as Thembinkosi Lorch capitalized on a counter and lofted the ball pass El-Shenawy.
An inspired Nigeria staged a comeback against the Indomitable Lions in a crunch game.
Ighalo scored a brace as Iwobi perfectly placed the ball near Onana who could only see his effort result to nothing.
Iwobi’s goal is his first in the AFCON tournament as he has been impressive for the Super Eagles so far.
Elneny will soon be on his way to join the rest of the squad who have started preseason preparations for the games ahead in the International Champions Cup and Emirates Cup.
The Pharaohs failed to impress as the South Africans constantly kept the heat up against the host in a stadium filled of host fans.
The result sees Nigeria play Bafana Bafana (Giant Slayers) in the quarter finals.
This also mean that Unai Emery will have to wait a while longer to welcome into the team the prolific winger.
This could be a problem as the 23-year-old could miss the opening game of the English Premier League against Newcastle United in August.