Guendouzi impresses for Arsenal
Matteo Guendouzi joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018 from French side FC Lorient.
The Gunners are believed to have paid a fee in the region of £7.2m for the midfielder’s services.
The season before he signed for Arsenal, Guendouzi was only playing Ligue 2 football with Lorient.
However, despite his minimal experience, Guendouzi had a decent debut season in the Premier League.
The 20-year-old played 48 games across all competitions last campaign for Arsenal, scoring one and assisting two.
Guendouzi has also had a solid start to the current season, playing in all four of Arsenal’s league games so far.
Guendouzi called up to France squad
Guendouzi was particularly impressive in the most recent North London Derby, where he provided a superb assist for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s equaliser.
Just how has Matteo seen that pass? 🤭
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 2, 2019
Guendouzi’s good form also earned him a call-up to the most recent France squad, as a replacement for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
.@MatteoGuendouzi est arrivé ce matin à Clairefontaine pour le rassemblement des Espoirs mais il passera finalement les 8 prochains jours avec l’Equipe de France A en remplacement de Paul Pogba (cheville) ! 🇫🇷 #FiersdetreBleus pic.twitter.com/jklmAJCord
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 2, 2019
Now, in a recent interview, France boss Didier Deschamps has been speaking about Guendouzi.
Deschamps stated that while Guendouzi is still a young player, he has ‘a very big potential’:
“Do not ask too much, he’s a young player, who is still the Espoirs generation, who plays a lot of matches with Arsenal where there is strong competition
“He’s the modern midfielder, box to box as they say there, with a lot of power and technical quality too. He’s there. What I expect from young people is that they bring this freshness, this dynamism.
“He is a very young player but with a very big potential.” As quoted by the Mirror.