Matteo Guendouzi & Arsenal
Update: Since originally writing this article, Arsenal have confirmed that Matteo Guendouzi has signed.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 11, 2018
It’s not yet been made official, but Matteo Guendouzi has signed for Arsenal.
On Monday morning, the BBC’s David Ornstein has confirmed that the Gunners are closing in on two more signings.
Ornstein is known as the most reliable journalist on the planet when it comes to Arsenal news.
According to his update, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira were joining the Gunners.
The Torreira deal was confirmed on Tuesday, while Gooners can expect that Guendouzi’s switch will be confirmed today.
Video proof Matteo Guendouzi signing his Arsenal contract
Guendouzi’s agent Phil Nabe has let the cat out of the bag on Instagram.
On Tuesday the agent posted several updates of his client joining Arsenal.
🎥: Mattéo Guendouzi’s agent Phil Nabe posting a video on his Instagram story from just outside the Arsenal Training Centre. [IG/philnabe] #AFC
— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) July 10, 2018
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) July 10, 2018
Who is Matteo Guendouzi?
On Sunday reports sprung up confirming that Arsenal opened talks with Lorient midfielder Matteo Guendouzi.
Guendouzi has very little experience at his age but he has still managed to play a total of 30 first team games for FC Lorient.
This past season Guendouzi managed 21 appearances in all competitions for Lorient, in which he assisted one.
Guendouzi is naturally a central midfielder but he can also drop deeper to centre defensive mid.
The youngster has also already earned call-ups to Frances U18, U19 and U20 teams.
Arsenal’s summer deals
Arsenal are in a period of major transition.
Unai Emery is in charge, and he’s already shaken up Arsenal’s backline.
Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos have all joined the Gunners this off-season.