Connect with us

Football

New Gunner Guendouzi Always Wanted To Join Arsenal

Arsenal new signing, Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi pictured in his first training session at London Colney on July 11, 2018. PHOTO/Arsenal FC
Arsenal new signing, Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi pictured in his first training session at London Colney on July 11, 2018. PHOTO/Arsenal FC
Spread the love

LONDON, England- Young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has joined Arsenal FC from Ligue 2 side Lorient for an undisclosed fee, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old started his career at the Paris Saint-Germain academy before joining Lorient’s academy in 2014.

Matteo made his first-team debut for Lorient aged 17 in October 2016 and went on to make 30 appearances.

He is a France youth international, having represented them at under-18, under-19 and under-20 level.

“It’s something I’m immensely proud of. Arsenal have always been the team closest to my heart and a side I’ve wanted to join since I was a child. It gives me great pride – it’s incredible.

“I hope I can do great things here. It doesn’t get any better than coming to a club like this, with so much history, like Arsenal. I’m hugely proud,” the fifth signing at the club this summer stated.

“I’m a player who likes to get on the ball and use it. I like keeping possession and to play too. Playing the ball, linking up with my teammates, battling for the team. I want to win every game – that’s really important to me.

Big potential

“I’d say my main quality is keeping the ball and my passing,” Guendouzi told the club’s website after being unveiled as a Gunner at London Colney.

A photo provided by Arsenal FC of new signing, Matteo Guendouzi when he was unveiled at the club on July 11, 2018. PHOTO/AFP

A photo provided by Arsenal FC of new signing, Matteo Guendouzi when he was unveiled at the club on July 11, 2018. PHOTO/Arsenal FC

“We are delighted Matteo is joining us. He is a talented young player and a lot of clubs were interested in him.

“He has big potential and gained good first-team experience last season with Lorient. He wants to learn and improve and will be an important part of our first-team squad.”

Guendouzi will wear the number 29 shirt and the deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

“My hope is to become a top player here at Arsenal. A lot of great players have played here. I want to become part of the club’s history and to achieve great things here. I want to win titles, titles, titles.

“I want to establish myself here, which would be amazing. Winning silverware, as I said, is very important to me and winning things here at Arsenal would be incredible,” Guendouzi underlined his ambition at the 13-time English league champions.

-Report sourced from www.arsenal.com. Read more on the Gunners here


Spread the love

More in Football