Matteo Guendouzi: Lad of Luscious Locks

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  1. DanDare

    DanDare Emoji Merchant

    Really are missing out. Fantastic with a roast, fantastic with ice cream and Nutella
  2. Ricardinho

    Ricardinho La Liga Correspondent

  3. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Has Never Seen Our New Signings Play

    Great midfielder in the making. Has everything.

    Especially attitude, you can’t teach that.
  4. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Dishonest To His Federation

    Hope we can teach him to stop diving when the wind blows.
  5. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    Lock him up.

    He showed why we signed him vs Lyon on the 1st half performance. Dude was so easy on the eye to watch - crisp passing - Fabregas like ball movement.
    I admit, his performances in the 2nd half of last season was head scratching. He was given the Iwobi treatment of playing matches without deserving.

    However, he will change that this season.

    Him and Willock in the midfield was a very good partnership.
  6. Wryer

    Wryer Well-Known Member

    Let's just say Xhaka will kill to have Douzi's half turn on the ball.

    I'm convinced this boy is an elite talent. And it won't be long before he is recognized as such. Sure, obvious weaknesses in his game but the root cause is his physicality which should improve over the next couple of years.
  7. jmsmtthw28

    jmsmtthw28 Well-Known Member Trusted

    Guendouzi was such a brilliant signing, watching him play is a treat
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  8. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mr. Agreeable

    Disagree. When we don't have the ball his positioning is horrible at times. This can be learned so I am not too concerned about it. Considering he has had basically a season of top flight football I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. His movement while we have the ball is tops.. Often it is just a mental click that needs to occur. I see him as a smart player so, as I said, I am not stressed about this.
  9. Bobby the no1 gooner

    Bobby the no1 gooner Ya'll need Jesus

    This is my worry about him as a midfielder too. He is so weak and I don't think you can train that. No amount of bulking up will give him that resistance required to hold the ball up and use his body effectively. The problem is that I'm not sure what type of midfielder he is. He's not great at killer balls or finishing, not great positionally and in the tackle. I like his confidence but then Mustafi has that in abundance.
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  10. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Low dose of ligandrol will bulk him up before the season starts.
  11. razörist

    razörist Soft With The Ladies, Hard With The Mes

    Awesome. Negotiating from a position of power (3 years left on his current deal), need to do this more, City do it all the time, their players get new deals every 2 years.
  12. Chaoz_Enigma

    Chaoz_Enigma Active Member

    He's arteta-esque. Not a wow factor midfielder in terms of dynamism. Classy yet limited in physicality. But he's still young, still some ways to improve tactically and physically.
  13. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    At the very least he's fairly tall isn't he? Could well grow his frame out nicely. He'll never be explosive, but he's great for our possession game.
  14. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    People talking about him not being physical enough or well built enough to handle the league but he is only 20.

    Given a proper long term strength and conditioning plan which he will, with another 4-5kg of muscle he will be fine.

    A lot of the physical side of the game comes with time. Lacazette has mastered the technique of when you think your going to lose the ball or lose out in the tackle just turn your body and draw the foul.

    Guendouzi looks a good one and even if he gets the new contract and he doesn't improve further he's a decent squad player. However I think he will turn into a top player. Not as good as Fabregas or Cazorla but a peg below.
  15. say yes

    say yes To Sweet Soulful Vinai

    Needs to improve the mental side of his game. Poor awareness at times.

    Technically and physically he’s pretty superb though. Big talent.
  16. EmeryCouldnt

    EmeryCouldnt Well-Known Member

    Yeah, make him a “bulldog” like Wilshere so he can be injured all the time...
    Agree that he can improve on his physicality, but there is no shame in drawing a foul when a player nips at you from behind, especially when you are so young.
  17. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    But Cesc didnt have a grace period, he was actually more physical when he was young, joie de vivre or whatever it is called perhaps

    Jack was crazy when young :p
  18. 14Henry

    14Henry Well-Known Member

    Hence why I said he won't be as good as Fabregas. Did you not understand that. The great players don't need grace periods. The good players often do.

    Especially coming from the lower leagues in France straight into the rough and tumble of English football. Well it's getting less and less rough and tumble.
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  19. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry 24/7

    He's not had many options so far tonight, but he has been poor.
  20. YeahBee

    YeahBee Terrible hot takes

    I saw something about Cazorla so I blacked out for a while

    Cesc was several steps above Santi, you are just infected by the santi-stalgia, it is frekkin viral here om A-M
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