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Guendouzi reacts to Arsenal vs Crystal Palace 0

Posted on October 28, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal knew they were in for a tough game yesterday, but they probably didn’t expect to have quite so many issues throughout the pitch. One man who had a less than stellar day was Matteo Guendouzi, who seems to still be finding his feet as an Arsenal player. In the wake of the result, the man himself gave his thoughts on what transpired and why he decided to take Wilfried Zaha down when he did.

On settling for the point:
We really wanted to win the game so we attacked a lot towards the end to get the third goal. We allowed spaces [for Palace on the break] but it’s because we really wanted to win.

Guendouzi wins September Player of the Month 0

Posted on October 12, 2019 by Harry Kettle

As reported by Arsenal.com, the official votes are in, and Matteo Guendouzi has been voted as the Player of the Month for Arsenal in the month of September. Below is the official statement released by the club.

“Matteo Guendouzi is your September Player of the Month! The France Under-21 international had a superb month, delivering an inspirational second-half performance as we came back to draw 2-2 with Tottenham.

Guendouzi was also the driving force as we twice came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2.

The 20-year-old won a penalty that Nicolas Pepe converted, before laying on an assist for Calum Chambers.

Guendouzi on his rise to prominence with France 0

Posted on September 06, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has opened up on his rise to the first team of the Arsenal national team. It’s been a long time coming in the eyes of a lot of fans, and now, the youngster will be handed the chance to prove to the world that he is just as good as advertised.

“I was taking a nap and someone knocked on my door. I didn’t answer because I was sleeping,” the midfielder told FFF TV. “Then my phone rang and it was the coach on the phone.

A confidence boost from Emeri has helped Guendouzi land a France call-up 0

Posted on September 05, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nothing succeeds like success, goes the well-known proverb, but a bit of faith and encouragement from one’s manager can’t harm one either. Guendouzi says that talking to Emery about his role within the club was vital, as the coach told him he would have a key role this season. Thus far Arsenal’s midfielder has played in all four Premier League matches from start to end, with the exception of the one against Liverpool, when he was substituted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 86th minute of the match.

Arsenal’s most valuable stars – Part 2 0

Posted on June 07, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Alexandre Lacazette

When Lacazette is playing at the top of his game, he’s one of the best strikers in the Premier League and it really is that simple. The Frenchman gives 110% every time he’s out there, and hopefully, he’s still got enough confidence to take him through a full season in the Premier League.

Mesut Ozil 

There have been too many near misses and too many mistakes to warrant keeping him at the club. Mesut Ozil has been a controversial figure in the last few years, and getting rid of him now would be a massive statement – but in a good way. Arsenal need the best of the best within their ranks, and this man doesn’t fit into that category in 2019.

Gunners linked with Lorient hotshot 0

Posted on May 18, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are monitoring the situation of young Lorient striker Alexis Claude-Maurice. The report claims that the youngster will be available for a fee of around £9million this summer.

The 20-year-old has attracted attention in the second tier this season scoring 14 league goals. Reportedly, Premier League new boys Norwich also hold an interest in the youngster. High-flying Lille could also enter the race for the forward if highly-rated Nicolas Pepe leaves this summer, with the Gunners have also been linked with the Ivory Coast winger.

Matteo Guendouzi to sign a bumper deal at Arsenal 0

Posted on May 14, 2019 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are set to offer young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi a new contract worth around £75,000 per week, which would double his salary in north London.

The youngster has made a promising start to his Gunners career after a move to the Gunners from homeland club Lorient for a fee of around £7million plus bonuses.

This is a strange move

I have to say I don’t understand why the Gunners are handing him a new contract so soon after joining. The youngster still has three years on his current contract to run, so why double his wages?

Guendouzi set for return 0

Posted on March 07, 2019 by Harry Kettle

You can find motivation for the beautiful game in a lot of different places, especially if you’re playing at the highest level. Sometimes it may be difficult to motivate yourself to push that extra mile, given that you’re probably earning millions and millions every single year, but a part of us likes to believe that not all footballers are so heavily focused on their finances. That may just be us being a little bit naive, and we’re prepared to admit that.

Emery speaks ahead of Rennes first leg 0

Posted on March 06, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have arrived to France where they are set to face Rennes in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16. The players who made the trip are: Petr Cech, Bernd Leno; Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi, Nacho Monreal, Sead Kolašinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi, Aaron Ramsey, Denis Suarez, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan; Alex Iwobi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Eddie Nketiah.

Joined by midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, manager Unai Emery spoke to the press, giving his thoughts ahead of the clash.

On Lacazette ban

Matteo Guendouzi is a rare diamond in the rough 0

Posted on February 14, 2019 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi arrived in North London from French club Lorient in the summer. The youngster arrived for a modest fee of around £7million plus add-ons, which by modern standards is chicken feed.

Although apparently highly-rated in football circles, Guendouzi was not exactly a household name prior to arrival in north London. Most Arsenal fans would have been forgiven for not knowing anything about the midfielder.

Made a promising start Arsenal career

Guendouzi has certainly proven to be one of the more impressive summer recruits this season. At times, he has shown tremendous maturity on the ball, far beyond his tender 19 years.



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