Date: 10th September 2019 at 10:00am
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France international manager Didier Deschamps has warned Arsenal fans not to get impatient over Matteo Guendouzi’s progress and not to heap too much pressure on him.

The youngster was called up to the French senior side last week and was on the bench for the Euro 2020 qualifier with Albania on Saturday, but didn’t get on the field.

Guendouzi has made an impressive start to the new season and took home the Man of the Match award in the Gunners’ 2-2 fightback against Tottenham last time out.

The 20 year-old could make his debut in Tuesday’s clash with Andorra, but Deschamps has been keen not to place too much expectation on the midfielder.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring with teammate Matteo Guendouzi in the NLD

“Do not ask too much, he’s a young player, who is still the Espoirs generation, who plays a lot of matches with Arsenal where there is strong competition,” Deschamps said, as reported by FootMercato .

“He’s the modern midfielder, box to box as they say there, with a lot of power and technical quality too. He’s there. What I expect from young people is that they bring this freshness, this dynamism.

“He is a very young player but with a very big potential.”

Guendouzi has appeared 52 times for Arsenal since arriving in an £8m deal from Lorient in 2018.The Frenchmna has become a key member of Arsenal’s first team, starting all four of their Premier League fixtures this season so far.