Arsenal are reportedly getting ready to offer Matteo Guendouzi a new contract to reflect the progress he’s made at the club since he arrived last summer.

France's midfielder Matteo Guendouzi reacts during the Group C match of the U21 European Football Championships between France and Romania on June 24, 2019 at the Dino-Manuzzi stadium in Cesena. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)
France’s midfielder Matteo Guendouzi reacts during the Group C match of the U21 European Football Championships between France and Romania on June 24, 2019 at the Dino-Manuzzi stadium in Cesena. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

When Arsenal signed Matteo Guendouzi last year, most expected him to be ‘one for the future’. Instead, he was chucked in at the deep end and made 33 Premier League appearances for the first team.

Signed on a four-year contract and costing Arsenal just £7.2m, he was an absolute steal.

Lyon's Dutch striker Memphis Depay (L) vies with Arsenal's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (R) during the pre-season friendly football match for the Emirates Cup between Arsenal and Lyon at The Emirates Stadium in north London on July 28, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)
Lyon’s Dutch striker Memphis Depay (L) vies with Arsenal’s French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi (R) during the pre-season friendly football match for the Emirates Cup between Arsenal and Lyon at The Emirates Stadium in north London on July 28, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

According to this latest report [The S*n who got it from Soccerlink but didn’t link as usual], Arsenal will look to get Guendouzi to sign a new contract that practically doubles his wages from £45kpw to £75k.

The S*n also state he played 38 games in all competitions last season for Arsenal when in fact he played 48 [33 Premier League, 11 Europa League, 3 League Cup, 1 FA Cup].

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