With his mop of hair, Matteo Guendouzi is not hard to spot. The 19-year-old French teenager was signed from Lorient in a £7m deal, and was not initially favoured to be in the starting eleven. He has been put into the team by Unai Emery in the absence of Lucas Torreira and has shone brightly against two of the best teams in the Premier League, Chelsea and Manchester City.
With his start to life at The Emirates stadium, it is frightening to see how good he can be given that he is still just 19. Arsenal fans should be excited about his ability and potential. Here is a player that played in the second division last term but has taken to Premier League action with minimal fuss. If you fancy the chances of Arsenal winning games with this new signing, then there are some great sign up bonuses available.
He has been one of the few shining lights for Unai Emery, and should still be a permanent fixture in the coming weeks. It was surprising to see Guendouzi show a sense of urgency and intensity alongside more established players like Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey.
He is a breath of fresh air; willing to run the miles in defence of his team. Arsenal legend, Ian Wright recently took to Twitter to call the player “his hero”, a pointer to the fact that he is slowly winning the hearts of staunch Arsenal fans.
According to Whoscored, Guendouzi has managed a passing accuracy of 87.5%, has made 9 interceptions, 8 tackles, 3 dribbles and has just 1 foul in 180 minutes of action in the Premier League. Arsenal have not quite replaced Patrick Vieira, the all-action former captain and club legend, but in Guendouzi, they have a player that will at least give his 100% in every game.