Matteo Guendouzi gets deserved recognition for good September

Arsenal fans vote Matteo Guendouzi as September player of the month

Matteo Guendouzi is the Arsenal September player of the month after the fans voted for the young midfielder following a string of excellent displays.

Guendouzi received 48% of the vote ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in second and Calum Chambers in third.

The 20-year-old was at his very best driving Arsenal forward in the second half against Tottenham. The game finished 2-2 after Arsenal came back from 2-0 down. He was just as inspirational in the 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa and throughout the month was a key player for Arsenal.

The France Under-21 international has broken through into the France senior squad and has grown into a very influential player.

Guendouzi cost Arsenal Β£7 Million plus bonuses back in July 2018 and according to Transfermarkt is now worth Β£40 Million. Winning awards like this will only see his value continue to grow.

Unai Emery was spot when he signed the then-teenager saying

β€œWe are delighted Matteo is joining us. A talented young player and a lot of clubs were interested in him. 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.

Young Guendouzi is fast coming of age and there is no reason he will not be picking up more player of the month awards.


  1. Fantastic for a 20 year old. He has time to improve also. In 4-5 years time when he has learned more and is at his peak hopefully he will be close to world class

    πŸ’— Guendouzi


    Great things are bestowed for the young lad.
    He just needs a good balanced midfielder that will complement and motivate him more.

    Torriera or Chambers should always sit on the base with Guendouzi for better effect.

  3. My boy, my golden boy, my beloved one..
    Keep it up man, the world is yours, just work hard to get it.
    You’re our own lite version of Xabi Alonso.

  4. Yes Guendouzie was a player Emery had been impressed with in France.
    Great bargain for 7mill
    Martinellie cost around 7mill as well.

    AMN Willock Nketiah Smith-Rowe Saka Nelson are all free.
    Martinez cost 1m Holding cost 2m. Mavro 3m.
    Guendouzie and Martinelli 7mill each

    AMN Holding Mavro Saka
    Gundouzie Willock Smith-Rowe
    Nelson Nketiah Martinelli
    Total fees 20 mill.
    Ozil’s salary = 18.2 million !!!

    1. Sven signed Guendouzi, he had scouted him previously. Purely dishonest or just plain ignorant to suggest he was Emery’s idea to sign.

      Emery wanted Nzonzi and Banegra as midfielders. Supporting Emery is one thing, attempting to rewrite history is another.

      Emery is the “coach” that was stated at his hiring, give the transfer team credit.

  5. Well done son, 48% of the votes is a good marker.

    Just one observation though, I thought UE wasn’t involved with the transfers, as we are paying top money for the raul regime?

    So it was UE who signed lichsteiner, suares, luiz, sokratis then…at least that discussion has been put to bed…congrats to UE for this snip of a bargain.

    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Ken when it’s it’s bad, Emery has or had no day in it, he wasn’t allowed to meddle in transfers but when it’s good, All hail lord Emery for getting us these good players

    2. Ken, wasn’t it Mislintat who signed Guendouzi? He tracked him for a couple of years, or that’s what we all knew.

    3. No he never signed any one.
      The transfer regime signed Guendouzie.
      He was not interested in Lichsteiner Suarez Sokritis or Luiz.
      The only one he wanted was Guendouzie and he was right.

      1. When your Emery doesn’t even know what he wants, you think I’ll expect him to know who to sign? He is just a coach who knows how to play anti-football. He has no say in Guendouzi signing too.

  6. Well done! Amazing people were saying get rid of him last season, and he’s now become our best midfielder, and in such a short space of time. I love his fight, determination, spirit, risks he takes, and at times he’s the only one really driving the team forward. Amazing when you consider how young he is.

    More experienced midfielders, specifically Ozil, and Xhaka, could learn a lot from him.

      1. I think it was only Gotanidea that made that suggestion as we would use the proceeds from his sale to fund (wait for it) “an inverted winger”
        Well, we bought a very expensive inverted winger in Pepe, we all know how that is going.
        I shudder to imagine what would be our fate if Aubameyang had been sold to fund Pepe’s purchase.

  7. May the young man keep improving and cut out the mistakes. He has the heart for the game, so he is one the right track. God bless!

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