It’s been a difficult few years for Arsenal, but they finally look to be coming out of the other side. The Gunners, under a new manager, have impressed so far during pre-season. Unai Emery is really leaving his mark on the team, and the future looks bright.
On the pitch, Emery is having an impact with the more creative and tenacious style of play that the Gunners are making use of, whilst off the pitch, he’s also bringing in a few new faces.
One player that has come to the club over the last few weeks is young Matteo Guendouzi. Clearly an Emery signing, the Frenchman has come in and made an immediate impact – and against Chelsea on Wednesday, he was simply sensational.
He ran the midfield like had been in Arsenal colours for years, and that’s a testament to his quality.
Lots of Arsenal fans were quick to respond to his performance online, with many fans taking to Twitter in delight at his form. They’re eager for him to get a real chance this season.
Take a look at what they’ve had to say below…
Without getting carried away, how good has Guendouzi looked in pre season? For the money we paid & his age. Good passing range & likes a tackle. Really impressed! #AFC
— Reece Hill (@reeceh87) August 2, 2018
Like most, I’d never heard of Matteo Guendouzi before he joined @Arsenal & although early days, he looks a real find. Comfortable on the ball, tenacious, hard working & an absolute steal at just £8m. What a talent! #MG29 #Arsenal #AFC
— Mr Fane (@MrFane87) August 1, 2018
Arsenal with massive problems defensively. Also been a real lack of quality and decisiveness in the final third. Only real positive so far is Mattéo Guendouzi, who once again is showing that he’s a force to be reckoned with. #afc
— Arsenaloholic (@ArsenalohoIic) August 1, 2018
Guendouzi is quality. I like him. #afc
— Jöe (@joegunson) August 1, 2018
Gunz blaze forever.. Nice futball play..Guendouzi on point..
— Oj clappartondinho (@JomboOyinkuro) August 2, 2018
Reminder that Matteo Guendouzi only cost 8m
— Jr (@MNilxs) August 2, 2018
Guendouzi making everyone forget about that Jack "wheel-chair" bloke
— Emery’s Emirates (@InvinciblesXI) August 2, 2018
@Arsenal Matteo Guendouzi deserves starting shirt. He's the next big thing in football. This guy is naturally gifted
— Adewale Adeniyi (@adeadewale24) August 2, 2018
Guendouzi looks ready to me. I'd start him. builds well, progressive passing and dribbling to break lines, offers height, doesn't hide, stays busy. Good player.
— The Landmind (@Landmind111) August 2, 2018
It's funny how Guendouzi has already replaced Wilshere
— Met. (@AFCMet) August 2, 2018
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