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Arsenal signed Matteo Guendouzi to show young players can thrive - Sven Mislintat

Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has said the signing of Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient has proved that young players have the chance to shine at the Emirates.

Teenage midfielder Guendouzi, who arrived for £7 million, has made 19 competitive appearances, 13 of them starts, this season.

"I saw him play Lorient when they were still in Ligue 1," Mislintat told German weekly Die Zeit. "I like that club, you always find interesting players there.

"For us, the transfer of this then 18-year-old...

Marouane Fellaini pulls Matteo Guendouzi's hair; social media reacts exactly as you'd expect

Manchester United and Arsenal played out an entertaining draw at Old Trafford, with Jesse Lingard scoring an equaliser for the hosts 74 seconds after the Gunners had regained the lead.

While hardly one for the purists, Manchester United and Arsenal served up an entertaining encounter on Wednesday evening as the two sides contested a frantic 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.

With the scores level and both teams chasing the game, United sent Marouane Fellaini on for the final 20 minutes in the hope that the midfielder's famed physical presence would make an impact.

Fellaini duly obliged, though perhaps not in the precise manner Jose Mourinho had envisaged.

Indeed, apparently overcome by...

Arsenal manager Unai Emery says red carded Matteo Guendouzi playing with 'spirit that I want'

LONDON -- Arsenal coach Unai Emery defended Matteo Guendouzi after his red card nearly cost Arsenal a victory in the Carabao Cup, saying the teenage midfielder is playing with the "spirit that I want."

Guendouzi helped set up Arsenal's first goal in the 2-1 win over Blackpool but was handed a second yellow card for pulling down Jordan Thompson after 55 minutes, handing Blackpool a lifeline.

Paudie O'Connor pulled a goal back for the visitors, but Arsenal saw the game out after Blackpool were also...

Danny Welbeck, Matteo Guendouzi impress as Arsenal extend winning streak to 11

LONDON -- Danny Welbeck kept Arsenal's winning run going by scoring the only goal in Thursday's 1-0 victory over Sporting Lisbon as the Gunners took an iron grip of their Europa League group.

Welbeck pounced on a defensive mistake and beat goalkeeper Renan Ribeiro with a well-taken low shot to finally reward Arsenal's second-half dominance.

It was the 11th straight win for Unai Emery's team, who moved three points ahead of Sporting atop Group E at the halfway stage. It means another win against...

Ex-Arsenal forward Jeremie Aliadiere: I told Matteo Guendouzi to move to the club

Former Arsenal forward Jeremie Aliadiere has said he told Matteo Guendouzi to join the club because he knew it "would definitely be the right place for him."

Aliadiere, who made 10 league appearances during the 2003-04 "Invincibles" campaign, was teammates with Guendouzi at Lorient two years ago and helped convince his compatriot to move to the Emirates this summer.

"I knew when I first saw him that he had something special and that a lot of clubs would be after him," Aliadiere said. "I said to...

I didn't hesitate in decision to join Arsenal - Matteo Guendouzi

Arsenal teenage midfielder Matteo Guendouzi said he joined the Gunners because it's "the club of my heart" and wants to follow in the footsteps of the French greats who played there before. 

Guendouzi signed for Arsenal from French second-tier club Loirent this summer for around £7 million and has been a surprise starter in all four Premier League games so far.

He said that means "I'm living a dream" and that becoming a Gunner has been a goal since watching Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry...