Date: 11th September 2019 at 10:56am
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Unai Emery has been singing the praises of Matteo Guendouzi.

The 20 year-old was overjoyed last week after receiving his first call-up to the France national team.

The call from Didier Deschamps followed a superb display in Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham last time out.

Guendouzi, who assisted for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s equaliser received the Man of the Match award.

Arsenal boss, Emery, has detailed exactly how Guendouzi has made progress under his stewardship.

Unai Emery has been full of praise for Matteo Guendouzi

‘Matteo is a very good example for how we can develop our young players, with new young players or the spirit within the players who are here now,’ Emery told the club website.

‘He started last year, at the beginning, with some doubts about his adaptation after he came from Lorient in the second division in France.

‘He was very young, but his ambition and his wish to adapt very quickly, as well as his quality, were very good for us.

‘He started playing and training with us, and after, his progress and development during the season was amazing.

Guendouzi was called up to the French national side for the first time last week

‘But also, we were working with him on some details we needed to improve with him – his food, his body, how we can work to make it stronger, his arms, his body, his legs.

‘This year, I think he’s taken one step ahead, improving and also giving us one level more in his performances. ‘We want to continue with him, working in each training session and in each match.

‘For him and for us it’s a big challenge to take that step ahead.

‘For other young players, his spirit, his progress, his development is a good example, for (Joe) Willock, for Emile Smith Rowe, for Reiss Nelson. It’s a very good example for everybody.’