Matteo Guendouzi’s fine form for Arsenal this season has been rewarded with his first call up to the France national squad.
The 20 year old replaces the injured Paul Pogba in the squad for the upcoming games against Albania and Andorra.
He has played 9 times for the French U21s, and will be hoping to win his first senior cap during the two week Interlull that is now upon us.
Guendouzi impressed during yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Sp*rs at the Emirates, and his performance won plaudits from Unai Emery afterwards.
“He’s very young but he’s progressing,” said the Spaniard said.
“He gives us a lot of control and also the combinations for us mean he’s very important in the team. He’s one of the key players to do that.
“He’s working to get a balance defensively and also working on his body to get stronger in the situations needed in the Premier League. Today was one step more but he’s very demanding of himself and we’re progressing with him.”
Congratulations to him, and fingers crossed he comes back injury free as he’s becoming more and more important for us.