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Here’s what Wright had to say:
Ian Wright picks out the special Matteo Guendouzi moment that Arsenal fans will absolutely love
Arsenal may be without a win in the Premier League under Unai Emery but that doesn’t mean that the Gunners are short of positives.
Former striker and fan favourite Ian Wright certainly believed he spotted something to keep spirits in high in spite of the team’s defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea in the first two weekends of the season.
Matteo Guendouzi, the 19-year-old summer signing from Lorient, was thrown in at the deep end against the champions and retained his place to face the Blues in a side that came back from falling two goals behind to almost salvage a point in a game they could have won.
The Frenchman was one of Arsenal’s top performers, both with and without the ball, and caught the eyes of supporters with his incisive passes to slice through Chelsea’s back line.
It was his delivery from deep that ultimately set up Henrikh Mkhitaryan for a shot that the Armenian skied rather than putting away – one of two huge chances that Emery’s attacking players failed to exploit at Stamford Bridge.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the other culprit for missing a sitter but it was Guendouzi’s reaction to his fellow midfielder fluffing the chance he helped to create that got Wright excited.
“Guendouzi was again top man for Arsenal for me,” said the ex-striker on BBC Sport’s Match of the Day, and he was quick to highlight some action in the bottom left of the clip that showed Mkhitaryan sending his shot well over the bar.
Having spotted his good work come to nothing, Guendouzi sank to his knees and hammered his fists on the turf. For the second time this season, fans of the Gunners were left to remark on the teenager’s excellent character.
“Look at Guendouzi there,” said Wright. “It’s great to see someone disappointed like that.”
In his first competitive appearance under Emery, the French youngster showed his personality to keep fighting and trying to play positive as City overwhelmed Arsenal through the middle of the park.
Great things are expected of the surprise summer signing. Athletic, skillful and with the right mentality, he could be set for great things at Arsenal.
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