Matteo Guendouzi signs for Arsenal

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient, as video footage of him signing his contract confirms.

The 19 year old emerged as a surprise target for the Gunners over the weekend, and was, according to reports, convinced to sign by new head coach Unai Emery.

Guendouzi, a deep lying midfielder, made 21 appearances for his club last season in all competitions, and arrives at Arsenal as a player for the future.

With Europa League and cup competitions providing plenty of opportunities next season, he should get plenty of chances.

We wait for official confirmation from the club itself, including a bit more detail, but the signing appears to be done and dusted.

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Pedant
Pedant

Great stuff, looks to have a lot of potential, athletic, energetic and a good passer.

Hope it works out.

Gooneron
Gooneron

Contract must include a clause that he isn’t supposed to cut that hair.

Herb Kazzaz
Herb Kazzaz

There should definitely be more hair related discipline in the new setup. Reminds me of…..
Mr. Burns: Mattingly! I thought I told you to trim those sideburns! GO HOME!!! YOU’RE OFF THE TEAM, FOR GOOD!!!

Rectum Spectrum
Rectum Spectrum

He actually shaved bald a band from one sideburn, up and around his head and down over the other sideburn. A bald ting atound his head. Zero sideburn as received that final reprimand. Brilliant episode. Right up there with the ‘spruce bruce’. “I said….get in”

goonerang
goonerang

That hair. That damned hair.

Double98
Double98

Arsenal have found their bottle supply.

And after trying to sign Luiz, Fellaini and Adli have finally landed a man with proper hair.
This is a key signing in Ivan’s new commercial partnership with Eddie Murphy’s “Soul Glo”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fkr89q3CsKE

Maniac
Maniac

Can’t say I know much about him but he seems to be fairly highly rated. ยฃ7million for an unproven 19 year old is a lot, so let’s hope he lives up to the price tag!

TommyGun
TommyGun

I think he was entering the last year of his contract so his fee would probably been higher if he had more time left on his contract. He is clearly very happy to run his contracts down so he will fit right in at Arsenal.

clins
clins

Indeed He is hairly rated by gazidis and co

Kenyan.Gooner
Kenyan.Gooner

No, Clins. No! ๐Ÿ˜€

Teakster
Teakster

Anyone who says; ‘I won’t believe it until it’s on Arsenal.com’, deserve a punch right in the tits

GunnAlex
GunnAlex

Piss off you Bastard

Damo Dinkum
Damo Dinkum

I listened to the podcast mate, I get ya.

Chrispy
Chrispy

What a ‘…’douzy’

gooner
gooner

Does he throw his elbows around too?

Based on his hair alone

dex
dex

He might deliver well for us, unai emery have his reason behind the signing, he knows more than we do. Let be happy that we are active in summer business. We now need a winger to complete it all.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ชcoyg

bossman bill
bossman bill

water way to sign your first contract at arsenal

Junior Dr
Junior Dr

Luk lik emery
Is up to watโ€™s supposed to be done
Was wenger blind??
Finally right man for right club
Emery …โœ๐Ÿฟโœ๐Ÿฟโœ…โœ…

ForeignGooner
ForeignGooner

Not blind, but with a different vision.

George
George

Not sure about Wenger being blind, but after deciphering this gibberish I might well be!

Gunnerjoe
Gunnerjoe

Can we call him side show

Gunnerjoe
Gunnerjoe

No then

Gunnerjoe
Gunnerjoe

It’s official its on the. Com

Hantal
Hantal

For years Wenger would say “more than three signings unbalances the squad”

Looks like we’re going all out to ignore that suggestion

bob
bob

Well changing the manager unbalances the squad in a much more significant way. The manager has to be a me to shuffle personnel to get his vision going, however I wouldn’t imagine the level of activity we are seeing this summer is going to be the norm

Hantal
Hantal

Iโ€™d hope not, though next summer may see activity as thereโ€™s a season of assessment behind them all- not to mention the replacements for all the 29/30 year olds will need some attention

Sean Williams
Sean Williams

He’s a very advanced player. Plays deeper than Cesc used to but is a definite star. By next season he will be a regular. Best bit of business for a long time. At the moment we are lacking a central playmaker, but GUENDOUZI will become that. Solid lad who gets stuck in and has vision. All in all, with Torreira, a new phase for Arsenal. Shame though Fulham probably signing Jean Seri on the cheap. Would have been a Santi clone for us.

Rich
Rich

Cazorla was by far and away our best player since 2012… If Seri was anywhere near the level of Santi? Then he wouldn’t be going to Fulham… he’d be going to Real Madrid

Vel
Vel

will he get home grown status?

Arse-Head
Arse-Head

In a few years, yes

D ceee
D ceee

Looks a player. Noticeable how his teammates trust him with the ball and how he likes to spread play out to the flanks. Tall lad too.
Welcome to Arsenal.

afan
afan

second best option

SharpasFc
SharpasFc

to?

food for thought
food for thought

hey Hector, that’s what i call a cool hairdo!

WhatADouzi
WhatADouzi

I know he’s a young player coming into a new, physically demanding league, but I do hope we all give him a hair chance.

Ozenal
Ozenal

This looks like a serious move by the club to back Unai’s preference for the defensive midfield to drop in between the centrebacks and allow both full backs forward.

Ozenal
Ozenal

Torreira being 22yo will also help Unai shape the players in the most important position in his system