‘He’s doing well’: Thierry Henry gives verdict on young Arsenal midfielder

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been impressed with Matteo Guendouzi's performances at The Emirates

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Thierry Henry says Matteo Guendouzi is “doing well” at Arsenal.

The France international has been one of the only positives to emerge from an otherwise difficult season for the north London side.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery hasn’t hesitated to entrust Guendouzi with a regular starting spot in the Gunners team.

The 20-year-old has started all 12 of their Premier League games so far, making his only assist in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

Only Bernd Leno and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have completed more minutes in the Premier League so far this season.

Guendouzi’s performances for the Arsenal team earned the Arsenal youngster a call up to Didier Deschamps’ France squad.

Former Arsenal striker Henry gave his verdict on Guendouzi’s progress at The Emirates.

“I saw him (Guendouzi) also at the Under-21 European Championship where he played on and off,” Henry told Yahoo Sport.

“He’s been doing well with Arsenal. Is he going to make the Euros or not? I don’t know.

“The competition is massive in midfield. But it’s a great experience for him to be able to go and play some games, just being in and around the team.

“That’s the type of problem that Didier Deschamps is going to have. But in all fairness they are nice problems to have.”

Arsenal finished in fifth spot in the Premier League last season in Unai Emery’s first campaign in charge.

Guendouzi netted one goal in 48 games in all competitions to highlight his immediate importance to Arsenal.

The France midfielder moved to the north London side in a £7m deal from Ligue 2 side Lorient in 2018.

Guendouzi received his first call up to Deschamps’ squad in September for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Albania and Andorra.

However, the Arsenal star is still waiting to receive his first cap.

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