Matteo Guendouzi says that Unai Emery has taught him a lot since his arrival at Arsenal last summer, and that he’s determined to repay the Spaniard with his performances on the pitch.
The 20 year old became an unexpected first team regular last season, and this campaign has seen him consolidate his position in midfield.
He’s been one of the team’s most consistent players during a period when our form has been far from ideal at times, and he credits the belief Emery has in him for the progress he’s made.
Via Sport Witness, he said, “We communicate a lot in training, in games on what I can bring on the pitch or in my personal life.
“He’s someone who’s taught me a lot on and off the pitch. I know he trusts me a lot because I’ve started all the games in the Premier League since the start of the season.
“It’s then up to me to stay myself, play well and repay that trust. He’s the one who gave me the opportunity at the highest level.
“I already played a lot last year. He gives me a lot of confidence and he’s the one who makes me feel good on the pitch.
“There’s also my teammates, who are a big part of that, but he’s really, really made me progress since I arrived at Arsenal.”
Guendouzi currently with the France U21 squad for games against Azerbaijan and Slovakia.
Meanwhile, Reiss Nelson has withdrawn from the England U21 squad because of a knee injury.