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Should Lucas Torreira now start for Arsenal? 0

Posted on September 17, 2018 by David Nugent

I have found myself on a number of occasions talking about the make-up of the Arsenal central midfield, mainly the lack of playing minutes for summer signing Lucas Torreira. For me, the Uruguayan was the sort of central midfielder Arsenal needed in the summer.

Showed his qualities against Newcastle

Once again, on Saturday at Newcastle, Torreira found himself on the bench with Matteo Guendouzi and Granit Xhaka starting in the centre of the pitch for the Gunners.

At half time, it was obvious that young Guendouzi was not having his best game, which happens to young players developing their game.

Guendouzi sparks international battle 0

Posted on September 11, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Matteo Guendouzi, who joined Arsenal this summer from French second-tier side Lorient, has been a significant revelation so far for the Gunners under Unai Emery, earning his chance with quality displays in pre-season and helped by the departure of Jack Wilshere and Lucas Torreira taking a bit longer to adapt to football life in North London.

He took that chance in a brilliant manner with audaciously inspiring performances at the start of the Premier League season, and according to the Mirror, his form has already sparked interest for two national teams, both of which he is eligible to play for.

Guendouzi should keep his place 0

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal signed Matteo Guendouzi from French second-tier side Lorient this summer, and as common logic would suggest, it seemed unavoidable for a 19-year-old player changing surroundings, coming from Ligue 2 to a top-six Premier League team, to struggle to adapt to the change in level of football for a while.

However, it could not have turned out more different for Guendouzi, who not only seems to have blended in nicely already, but has even been awarded Arsenal’s Player of the Month award for his first competitive month with the club.

Will Guendouzi stay? 0

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Harry Kettle

It’s easy to big players up after they’ve had a few good games, because let’s be honest, momentum is a big thing in football. That’s especially true of young players who you don’t really have an opinion on, because anything is a bonus during their first few years at the club.

Getting carried away

The problem at that point is maintaining realistic expectations because it’s easy to get carried away with thinking that someone is the ‘next big thing’. If you need examples of that happening in the past, then we’d argue you need to do your research on the matter, because it’s a fairly regular occurrence.

Who should start in the centre of midfielder for Arsenal? 0

Posted on September 07, 2018 by David Nugent

We are four games into the Premier League campaign and Arsenal have endured mixed fortunes so far. New Gunners boss Unai Emery’s team selections have been fairly consistent.

However, one player who has now featured as much as expected is new signing Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira. The youngster has yet to start a Premier League game so far this season.

Xhaka and Guendouzi started all four league games

Another summer signing youngster Matteo Guendouzi has started all four of the Gunners league games so far alongside Granit Xhaka. Many expected Xhaka and Torreira to form a partnership in the centre of the Gunners midfield. The pair have enjoyed mixed results

The Guendouzi shelf life 0

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Matteo Guendouzi isn’t exactly a name that many fans had heard of prior to this transfer window, and he certainly isn’t someone that would’ve been associated with a big money move – at least, not just yet. The 19-year-old seemed perfectly happy with Lorient, but now, he’s got the chances to put his name alongside many other top French stars who have been able to make a name for themselves at either Highbury or the Emirates down the years.

Unai Emery needs time to improve Gunners 1

Posted on August 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Obviously, Arsenal suffering a 2-0 defeat home on the opening day of the Premier League campaign is the ideal start to a campaign for the Gunners. However, the defeat must be put into perspective.

Arsenal were playing against arguably one of the best football teams that has ever graced the Premier League in Pep Guardiola’s City. It is no disgrace to suffer defeat, but it shows there is plenty of work for Emery to do to revive the Gunners.

Early days for Emery

The transition from 22 years of veteran boss Arsene Wenger to Emery was never going to be a simple one. The players have still only worked with the Spanish boss for a few months.

Guendouzi showcases potential 1

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal’s first Premier League game of the new season is officially in the books, and unfortunately, they weren’t able to overcome the rampant reigning champions Manchester City who ran away with a 2-0 victory. Whilst the Gunners had a few nice moments they never really threatened on the level that you’d expect in the opening game, but given that they were going up against one of the best EPL teams of all-time, that’s somewhat understandable.

The facts and figures behind Matteo Guendouzi 0

Posted on July 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As we all now know Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Matteo Guendouzi, and aside from looking like a younger version of David Luiz, you may not know all too much about the guy. He’s 19 years of age which should be an instant sign of his potential from the word go, and he seems to be gearing up for a long and hopefully successful career in world football. While you often can’t judge a book by its cover, his demeanour alone is enough to suggest to us that he could do some big things with the Gunners.

Gunners sign young French midfield star 0

Posted on July 11, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Football.London, Arsenal have completed the signing of young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient for a fee of around £7million. The youngster is reported to have signed a five-year deal with the North London club.

A video of the youngster signing a deal alongside Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy has emerged that has confirmed the deal.

Mislintat spotted Guendouzi

Sven Mislintat built a reputation as a top talent spotter at previous club Dortmund. He would spot undiscovered stars and then they would become major stars at the German club.

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