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Former England manager raves about Arsenal star's rise to fame

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Matteo Guendouzi has been one of Arsenal’s best players so far this season. The young Frenchman has gone from strength to strength since the start of the last campaign and earned a senior international call up thanks to his performances.

Guendouzi has started each of Arsenal’s six games in the league and has two assists to his name already. His brilliant all-round display has earned him a ton of plaudits from fans and pundits alike and former England boss Sam Allardyce is the latest to rave about the 20-year-old.

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“What a find,” said Big Sam on the Alan Brazil breakfast show on TalkSport. “He’s going unrecognised and under the radar which is a good thing for him at his age. But he was thrown in the deep end last season and this year has got even better.”

Guendouzi, who we signed as a teenager from Ligue 2 side Lorient, made 48 appearances in all competitions. His performances last season made him an integral part of Unai Emery’s side and he continues to be a mainstay.

Allardyce continued: “He’s probably never going to be man of the match. But the consistent level of his possession, where he pops up into space at his young age, and [his ability to] keep the ball is very, very impressive.”

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Guendouzi was always good in possession but his balls in the final third have massively improved this season. His assist to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Tottenham was an absolute gem and his composure for someone so young has left the fans in awe.

The Frenchman’s performances seem like that of an experienced veteran despite only being 20 years old. His potential is endless and it is up to Emery to give him the chances that he deserves to improve further in the coming years.

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