New Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi certainly received mixed reviews for his display in the 3-1 victory over West Ham at the Emirates stadium last weekend.
The Gunners moved very quickly to strengthen their team during the summer after finishing last season with the worst defensive record in the Premier League’s top six.
That saw them sign Matteo Guendouzi along with four other players as new manager Unai Emery looked to improve his squad for the new campaign.
The 19-year-old, to the surprise of most fans, has been the man starting in midfield so far this season with fellow new signing Lucas Torreira remaining on the bench.
Guendouzi was handed yet another start on Saturday in the London derby against West Ham at the Emirates stadium.
The French youngster had received many praises prior to the clash with the Hammers but even after the team’s 3-1 win at home, most of the fans changed their tune this time.
Thanks for the memories Guendouzi but it's time to play two senior CMs and let him develop like a normal 19 year old would out of the limelight x
— CD14 (@c_d_14) August 26, 2018
Wilshere not being able to keep pace with Guendouzi and dragging him down is nice symbolism or something
— Lewis (@LGAmbrose) August 25, 2018
Guendouzi is young & will take time to adapt.
He was poor today though that’s part of the process. Should give him a break & let him play in Europe where he’ll have more time on the ball.
— The Arsenal (@DareToWenger) August 25, 2018
Thought Guendouzi faded, right decision to take him off. It’s a big ask for him to come in & start the first 3 games. He’s done very well
— Bergkamp & Bergkamp (@Orangeiceman10) August 25, 2018
Is there no senior member of the squad sensible enough to pull Guendouzi aside and tell him to curb his forays? Or the gaffer should bark it to him. Abandoning the defensive side of his job totally.
— Dr. Mohammed Amali ?? (@MoAmali) August 25, 2018