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Pictures: Guendouzi’s first training session

Matteo Guendouzi training

Matteo Guendouzi took part in his first training session since joining us on Wednesday morning. 

Our club photographer was at London Colney and sent back these pictures:


#GunnerGuendouzi: What you need to know

Learn more about Matteo Guendouzi with the help of our interactive infographic.

Matteo's move to the club was announced on Wednesday morning, making him our fifth signing ahead of the new Premier League season.


Pictures: Matteo Guendouzi in Arsenal colours

Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi became our fifth signing of the summer when he joined the club from Lorient on Wednesday.

Shortly after signing his contract, the France youth international took part in a photoshoot at London Colney and our club photographers sent back these pictures:


'I’ve wanted to join since I was a child'

French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi became our fifth signing of a busy summer when he joined the club from Lorient on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old spoke to Arsenal Media about his "immense pride" at becoming a Gunner, and you can watch the video above.

Here is a transcript of what he said:

Matteo, congratulations. How does it feel to join Arsenal?
It’s something I’m immensely proud of. Arsenal have always been the team closest to my heart and a side I’ve wanted to join since I was a child.  It gives me great pride – it’s incredible.  I hope I can do great things here.  It doesn’t get any better than coming to a club like this, with so much history, like Arsenal. I’m hugely proud.

Finally, what are you hoping to achieve during your time here?
My hope is to become a top player here at Arsenal. A lot of great players have played here. I want to become part of the club’s history and to achieve great things here. I want to win titles, titles, titles. I want to establish myself here, which would be amazing. Winning silverware, as I said, is very important to me and winning things here at Arsenal would be incredible. 


Can you answer these tough questions on Guendouzi?

Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi became our fifth signing of the summer when he joined us in July 2018 - but how much do you really know about the midfielder?

Try our quiz below and test your knowledge of the France youth international:


Guendouzi - What the fans can expect from me

Matteo Guendouzi is the latest French midfielder to join the club - but what can we expect from the 19-year-old?

The former PSG academy product has made a big impression in Ligue 2 for Lorient, but how would he describe his playing style?

"I’m a player who likes to get on the ball and use it," Guendouzi told Arsenal Player. "I like keeping possession and to play too. 

"Playing the ball, linking up with my team-mates, battling for the team. I want to win every game – that’s really important to me.  

"I’d say my main quality is keeping the ball and my passing." 

Media Watch

Media Watch: Matteo Guendouzi special

Following the announcement of Matteo Guendouzi's arrival on Wednesday morning, this edition of media watch focuses on the France international starlet.

Football Whispers have documented the rise of Matteo, looking back at his progression from the youth ranks at PSG to first-team regular status at Lorient.
Goal provide an analysis of Guendouzi’s performances for Lorient ahead of his switch to north London.
Meanwhile, football.london have profiled our newest arrival and explained where he can fit in to Unai Emery’s plans.