Arsenal news: Matteo Guendouzi told to improve one thing by Unai Emery coaches | Football | Sport

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Arsenal boss Emery signed Guendozui from Ligue 2 outfit Lorient in the summer and, in the time since, the teenager has made a name for himself over in north London.

The 19-year-old has played 22 Premier League matches so far and was a silver lining in their 3-1 defeat to Manchester City last weekend.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s showdown with Huddersfield on Saturday (3pm), Emery lauded Guendouzi for the impact he has made.

“The first impression from him is very good. We saw this from the first weeks of pre-season when he arrived here and started training,” Emery said.

“For example, his very big decision to decide not to play with the national team in the summer because he wanted to stay and work with us to show his capacity in pre-season.

“He earned the possibility to take minutes in the first XI. His adaptation was very quick. Now his progress is very good. He is very young.

“We played with Lucas Torreira and Guendouzi as midfielders at Manchester City . He is a very young player, his present is very good but his ambition is to grow a lot with us and become an important Premier League player.

“When we talk about the need to be calm and patient and this is one season. He needs to work every day with ambition, as he is doing now.

“Every training, every match, he shows his ambition and motivation to be an important player. It is the same for all players.

“It is a very short career and it need to use all the motivation for the best career, take a title and earn money for his family and future. He is showing us that.”

And the Evening Standard say Guendouzi has been told to improve one thing by Arsenal coaches.

It is said that he has been told to improve his defensive work.

Guendouzi sometimes allows opposition players to run past him and that, according to the report, is what he must now cut out.

Despite that, though, Arsenal are happy with him.

The Evening Standard say there were initial concerns about his attitude, with Guendouzi’s temperament from his Lorient days a small blot on his record.

But Arsenal appreciate the bite to his game and hope he can continue to flourish at the Emirates.



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