When Arsenal acquired Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient earlier this summer, the 19-year-old was initially seen as a signing for the future, someone whose greatest offerings to the north Londoners would become more evident in the seasons to come.
But the promising Frenchman has been one of Unai Emery’s biggest success stories from his first pre-season with the north Londoners, not only in terms of his performances in midfield but also attitude – against Lazio he was seen praising and encouraging his more senior team-mates as they headed down the tunnel for half-time.
So the ultimate question is whether Guendouzi – who Transfermarkt value at just £2.25million – has impressed enough to warrant a start in what will probably be the toughest home game Arsenal will have this season with champions Manchester City travelling to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
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