Arsenal fans rate Matteo Guendouzi’s performance against Manchester City

After a long wait, Arsenal fans finally got to see their team under the guidance of someone other than Arsene Wenger as they lined up against Manchester City in their opening fixture of the Premier League.

Unfortunately it wasn’t to be a happy welcome to the Emirates for Unai Emery as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to the champions.

It was always going to be a big ask for the new manager after failing to beat Pep Guardiola in ten meetings in La Liga and bedding in a number of new signings against the outstanding team in the Premier League.

Two new faces started against City, with Sokratis featuring at centre-back and 19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi in midfield.

Guendouzi found it difficult at times against a quality City midfield and was criticised for failing to close down Raheem Sterling for the opening goal.

However, he showed talent beyond his years and was composed on the ball throughout the game considering it was his first outing in English football against one of the top sides in world football.

Arsenal fans have reacted to his performances on social media and here’s what they’ve been saying about the new signing.