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|Unai Emery reveals how Sven Mislintat set up Matteo Guendouzi's transfer before he even arrived
| sbo Matteo Guendouzi has been the star of Arsenal’s season so far, with the French teenager impressing in both Premier League games against Manchester City and Chelsea.When he arrived in the summer, the 19-year-old was the most unheralded of Arsenal’s five signings - but his has outshone the more illustrious arrivals and is expected to start once again on Saturday when the Gunners host West Ham at the Emirates.
Guendouzi was a player identified by head of recruitment Sven Mislintat soon after he arrived at the club in November, with Mislintat pushing hard to see off rival interest from a string of top clubs around Europe to land the midfielder. sboWhen Unai Emery was appointed in May, Mislintat informed him that the club were looking to bring Guenoduzi in and the Spaniard gave his backing to the transfer, having been well aware of the teenager following his time in charge at Paris Saint Germain.
“Two years ago we played against him when he was starting to play for Lorient,” said Emery.“Last year he was in Ligue 2 but when the club [Arsenal] spoke with me about him sbo and said they had worked on and watched him, we agreed.”Guendouzi made his first appearance in a pre-season friendly against Boreham Wood but really started to shine during the pre-season tour to Singapore.He started both games in southeast Asia and Emery admits that the way the young midfielder has settled has surprised him.