According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are in talks with Lorient over the signing of Matteo Guendouzi.
The 19 year old midfielder made 21 appearance for the Ligue 2 side last season as they finished seventh.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 8, 2018
It’s a name that has come out of the blue, and we’re very cautious about ‘Sky Sources’ because they’re often just some random bloke on Twitter who says something and they pick it up, but in does fit the profile of player we’re supposedly after.
Although Lucas Torreira is apparently the final signing for the first team, David Ornstein reported that we were trying to bring in a young player for the future.
Having failed to convince Yacin Adli to sign from PSG, it might well be a case that they’ve targetted Guendouzi next.
So, let’s see what happens. And it’s nice to see Unai Emery really understanding the values of Arsenal by taking a punt on a young French player nobody’s ever heard of.