Date: 17th August 2018 at 7:00am
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Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League’s opening weekend but one performer caught the eye.

19-year-old Matteo Guendouzi made his debut for the Gunners against the defending champions, catching the eye with his performance and showing why he is so highly regarded by and the rest of Arsenal’s hierarchy.

The teenager arrived from French second division side Lorient in the summer, signed for a fee of around £7.5m, and the deal can be identified as a major coup for the giants – as The Independent states he was also a top-target for and .

Guendouzi was not interested in a move to either of the European giants though, both of whom will be playing in the this season, and has proven to be an immediate hit with the Gunners.

He will be aiming to retain his spot in the starting line-up for this weekend’s trip to face at Stamford Bridge.