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Arsenal signs midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient for £8m

Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi

Arsenal have signed midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from French Ligue 2 side Lorient.

Sky sources understand the fee for the 19-year-old will be in the region of £8m.

Matteo Guendouzi started his career at the Paris Saint-Germain academy before joining Lorient’s academy in 2014.

He made his first-team debut for Lorient aged 17 in October 2016 and went on to make 30 appearances.

He is a France youth international, having represented them at under-18, under-19 and under-20 level.

Head coach Unai Emery said: “We are delighted Matteo is joining us. He is a talented young player and a lot of clubs were interested in him.

Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi

“He has big potential and gained good first-team experience last season with Lorient.

“He wants to learn and improve and will be an important part of our first-team squad.”

Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi

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