Arsenal invincible Lauren thinks Matteo Guendouzi can be a club legend as long as he listens to the advice of the coaches and players around him.
When Guendouzi signed for Arsenal from FC Lorient a year ago, there were little to no expectations on him. He was the lowest-profile senior Gunners transfer of the summer, and the suggestion was that he would be one for the future.
That all changed in pre-season, as the midfielder put in a few excellent performances that earned him a spot in the starting eleven once the Premier League got back underway.
Since then, the 20-year-old has made 48 appearances for Arsenal and become a household name in English football. Former Gunner Lauren thinks the Frenchman can go on to become a club legend if he plays his cards right.
“Matteo Guendouzi has the potential to grow into an Arsenal legend,” Lauren told bwin. “Guendouzi is young, already part of the French national team and his future is very bright.
“Emery will need to invest time and patience in Guendouzi but that will pay off as he develops and learns from the big-name players around him at the club.”
As with most debut seasons in English football, Guendouzi’s first campaign had its ups and downs.
The midfielder picked up a red card against Blackpool, and he featured in Arsenal’s exits from the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League. However, he also played a part in significant and encouraging results like wins over Chelsea, Spurs and Valencia.
The test for him now is to keep pushing forward and improving next season.