Arsenal Secure Guendouzi Transfer From Lorient

Premier League side Arsenal have completed the transfer of midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from French Ligue 2 side Lorient for an undisclosed fee.

The France U20 international joins the Gunners after putting pen to paper on a long-term contract.

He becomes the North London giants’ fifth signing of the summer after Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus, German goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria.

On his move, the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) Academy graduate told the Arsenal website that: “I want to become part of the club’s history and to achieve great things here.”

“Arsenal have always been the team closest to my heart and a side I’ve wanted to join since I was a child.” He stated further.

His new manager, Unai Emery added: “[Guendouzi] has big potential and gained good first team experience last season with Lorient.”

“He wants to learn and improve and will be an important part of our first-team squad.” He concluded.