Matteo Guendouzi has grown into one of Arsenal’s most consistent performers.
Despite pressure from Lucas Torreira and Joe Willock, the France international has made the centre-midfield position his own alongside captain Granit Xhaka.
Guendouzi’s energy and tenacity, combined with his forward thinking mentality recently urged Arsenal legend Ian Wright hailing Guendouzi as “leading by example“.
And after cementing himself as a regular, the player himself has revealed exactly how manager Unai Emery has made him a better player.
“We communicate a lot in training, in games on what I can bring on the pitch or in my personal life,” said Guendouzi in quotes reported by Foot Mercato, via Sport Witness .
“He’s someone who’s taught me a lot on and off the pitch. I know he trusts me a lot because I’ve started all the games in the Premier League since the start of the season.
“It’s then up to me to stay myself, play well and repay that trust. He’s the one who gave me the opportunity at the highest level.
“I already played a lot last year. He gives me a lot of confidence and he’s the one who makes me feel good on the pitch.
“There’s also my teammates, who are a big part of that, but he’s really, really made me progress since I arrived at Arsenal.”