Arsenal youngster Matteo Guendouzi earned rave reviews in his debut for France’s Under-21s last night against Croatia, Guendouzi bossed the midfield in the 2-2 draw.
Guendouzi has enjoyed a rapid rise since making the switch to the Gunners from Ligue 2 side FC Lorient this summer.
The 19-year-old was initially part of the Under-20s squad when the international break began, but the youngster was brought into the Under 21s after impressing for the Gunners under Unai Emery this season.
Guendouzi grabbed the opportunity with both hands and impressed fans and the French media.
Guendouzi battled for the ball in midfield and played this exquisite pass in the lead up to one of France’s goals:
— Gilles ????????? (@Grimandi_Tweets) November 15, 2018
The teenager has featured in 9 Premier League games for the Gunners so far this term, starting 6 games for Emery’s side.
When Guendouzi joined some may have thought that the midfielder would be a project for the future but the teenager is quickly turning into a key member of Arsenal’s squad.
Guendouzi was certainly enjoying his debut by the looks of this lovely flick:
— Gilles ????????? (@Grimandi_Tweets) November 16, 2018
French newspaper L’Equipe were very impressed with the youngster’s impressive performance in the middle of the park.
This part of the review is the most telling:
“Guendouzi gave the impression of being, at 19, the boss.”
Check out a full highlights video of Guendouzi’s performance on YouTube below: