Matteo Guendouzi: Lad of Luscious Locks

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Ricardinho, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. GoonerJeeves

    GoonerJeeves Up The Terriers

    Probably Lichtsteiner offering some sage advice to an innocent youngster. Bit like in ancient Greece...
    CaseUteinberger likes this.
  2. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I liked how competitive he was (again). Seemed like Torreira and Guendouzi were getting through an awful lot of defensive work and doing so pretty well. Guendouzi perhaps needs to time his standing tackles a bit better but I thought him and Torreira were very battle-hardy.

    There was an issue getting the ball forward for the two of them but that IMO was a combination of Palace's organization and our lack of wide options. It did not help that Iwobi had a particularly poor game and Özil was quite unassertive.

    I'd still like to see these two as a pairing. Guendouzi still has the issue of taking a lot of touches to do things and he really needs to get sharper in that area.
  3. Trilly

    Trilly ^ If Michael Owen posted on AM

    Elneny doesn’t really add anything to a midfield partnership, he’s literally your perfectly balanced CM that’s not really great at anything.

    Out of interest why do you think Doozy and Elneny would form a good pairing?
    krackpot and MutableEarth like this.
  4. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Honestly thought this game higlighted the things he has to work on. Drifts too far to the right , doesn't have a picture in his mind of what he wants to do and that's why he dithers on the ball .
    krackpot likes this.
  5. Token Yank

    Token Yank Well-Known Member

    I don’t want to see Elneny partnered with anyone
    say yes, MustOezil, Dregen57 and 3 others like this.
  6. MutableEarth

    MutableEarth Bloody awesome NSFW avatars Trusted

    I think it's because he's not necessarily a creative midfielder, though he can hit the pass more often than not if the opening is presented to him. I feel he hits more penetrative passes much better when he receives the ball very deep. Once he gets into the middle 3rd when it starts to get congested and his options are faint or marked, he ponders a little bit. I also think he closes off his options because he holds onto the ball so long. It's good if you need someone to slow down the tempo of the game, but part of being a dictator or controller is being able to change the tempo from slow to quick and vice versa. I don't feel that Guendouzi necessarily controls the rhythm of the game, ergo he is not that type of player. That doesn't mean he isn't or cannot be a major major talent as I think he's put in some really quality performances nonetheless - but I think people may have some misconceptions of the type of player he actually is and what to expect as a result.

    I was impressed v Palace because even though he showed his [current] limitations, he also showed exactly what he can improve in the short term.
    L3T5 PL4Y, Stannis and krackpot like this.
  7. vijay

    vijay Hates Guendouzi for no reason

    two players who are similar, as in they are not particularly good at anything...maybe they would balance each other. Also wanted to compare both side by side, as they are the two options for that role.
    Trilly likes this.
  8. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Sorry but this isn't true for Doozi. Where he lacks in his positioning he makes up for in tenacity. He's got a great eye for a pass too, threaded a couple through on goal in recent weeks too. Doesn't dilly daddle on the ball either, keeps it moving.
    CaseUteinberger likes this.
  9. DasBootist

    DasBootist Well-Known Member

    A one man midfield?

    Bold choice, hombre.
  10. Manberg

    Manberg Well-Known Member

    I didn't think it was still possible in this day and age of football to find a hidden gem. What with the internet, media, every pro club having extensive scouting systems and all that.
    I'd very much like more hidden gems!!!
    m-due likes this.
  11. pigge

    pigge Well-Known Member

    Feels like he grows/learns a Little bit every game. Some great passes vs sporting
    Fewtch and North5 like this.
  12. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Got to say Matteo is a bit of class act , first player to wish Wele well on the stretcher .
    krengon, LGooner98, ThlRama and 7 others like this.
  13. Trilly

    Trilly ^ If Michael Owen posted on AM

    Starting to see what you guys see in him.

    Very consistent passer and you can tell he’s got it in him to occasionally play a defence splitter. Gets around well and looks like a real winner too, seems to be the guy who hates losing.
    Mark Tobias, Fewtch, ThlRama and 3 others like this.
  14. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    almost cried when Welbz went down, and was the only one who gave Nani a mouthful after that disgusting move (taking the ball Steph left injured and went on playing).
    opposition fans and players will soon have him as our least likable player, and I love it
  15. DanDare

    DanDare Spreading positive vibes

    Great player. Can be one of the best
  16. CaseUteinberger

    CaseUteinberger Cazorla (not Carzola ffs)

    Can see him being the leader of our team in 3-4 years. Think the boy is going to be special.
    Mark Tobias, DanDare and North5 like this.
  17. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Every game is like a cup final for this boy. Fantastic commitment to the cause. Can play a bit too.
  18. razörist

    razörist Ozil Stan

    Love how after sticking up for Torreira when Nani grabbed him by the neck in the away game, Guendouzi does it again. Absolutely nailed him when that disgusting Nani played on after Lichtsteiner was injured. Great team spirit from the kid.
  19. DanDare

    DanDare Spreading positive vibes

    Guendouzi Torreira

    The present and the future.
    Maybe, HBL and LGooner98 like this.
  20. razörist

    razörist Ozil Stan

    Does he have a brother that plays centreback? We need more talent like him.

Share This Page