Why Arsenal should get Guendouzi to sign a new contract
Arsenal have made a decent start to their season with two wins on the board, sitting pretty in second place. They will face an acid test when they take on Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
The Gunners will be hoping to set a marker and after a very exciting transfer window and some promising signs from their new signings, the good news doesn’t stop there with Matteo Guendouzi looking to sign a new contract, according to the Metro.
The report states that this is likely to be a five-year-deal where he’ll be earning £70,000-a-week. This is a fantastic deal as it’ll secure Arsenal’s long-term future in the midfield.
Guendouzi is still only 20 and has gone through the French youth sides and could end up being a legend at the Emirates and be symbolic of a change at Arsenal.
A lot of credit needs to showered at Arsenal’s recruitment policy, having spotted a real talent from Lorient Ligue 2, with France having the best footballing talent in the world and will be seen as a bargain in the years to come.
Guendouzi has started both the Premier League games and has been very impressive, much like last season. His development has been very good, having made 48 appearances in all competitions last season, including 33 appearances in the Premier League which is remarkable considering his age and the club that he currently plays for.
He only got one goal and 2 assists in that time but it’s not his primary task in the side. He’s a traditional box-to-box midfielder; who breaks up play, can play good short and long passes and is always available to receive the ball and carry it from box-to-box to help in the transition.
The most exciting thing for Arsenal fans and Unai Emery is that he has a lot of room for improvement and is versatile enough to play in various positions in midfield. Arsenal have a couple of tricky fixtures coming up, which include the Liverpool fixture as mentioned above and the North London Derby not long after.
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Unai Emery will not get the benefit of doubt this time around as Arsenal have spent big in a lot of areas that required reinforcement. He needs a result at Anfield to show signs of progress.