Arsenal are close to sealing a move for Lorient youngster Matteo Guendouzi according to Sky Sports.
The 19-year-old has impressed for the Ligue 2 side in the two seasons he has featured there and had been previously linked with a move to Arsenal’s north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Guendouzi is valued at £2.25million on Transfermarkt and he would be Unai Emery’s fourth signing of the summer since joining Arsenal, after Berd Leno, Sokratis and Stephan Lichsteiner joined the Gunners.
Some people have compared the central midfielder’s playing style to other Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot who played under Emery at Paris Saint-Germain.
Arsenal fans have been reacting to the latest transfer transfer news on social media and here’s a selection of some of their best comments.
Arsenal in talks to sign everyone.
— Sean Thierry (@Sean_W_Gunner) July 8, 2018
Maybe he is better than elneny
— Tshepo_Vutta?? (@Tshepomashigo12) July 8, 2018
Arsenal signing strategy seems to be players who get high scores in scrabble
— maDJik Johnson (@maDJik_Johnson) July 8, 2018
I can’t help feeling we’ve potentially failed this transfer window. There’s alot we’re missing than most people realise.
— Daniel Ogbonnaya (@naphtrax) July 8, 2018
Why are we buying only DMs and CMs. This guy and torreira, also interested in Nzonzi
— Gooner ?⚪️ (@az7604) July 8, 2018
His skill set sounds remarkably like Yacine Adil who we recently missed out on. I like this type of recruitment.
— muyiwa johnson (@muyij) July 8, 2018
Guendouzi is a Sven mislintat find. Can’t say I personally know anything about him but if sven was desperate for him I’m guessing he’s a gem 💎 #AFC
— The Football Mole (@moleyfootball) July 8, 2018
I've only just seen we are linked with Mattéo Guendouzi and I can already confirm that he is one of the brightest talents in world football. Future Ballon D'ór winner and that Viera replacement we've been searching for. #Arsenal
— Dave Kilkelly (@DavesRaves_) July 8, 2018