Date: 15th August 2018 at 7:00am
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Arsenal may have suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday but there were some positives to take from the performance.

The display of 19-year-old caught the eye, as the France midfielder signed from the second-division in his home nation impressed many – including Arsenal veteran .

Speaking to the club’s official website, Cech, named as one of Arsenal’s captains this season, praised Guendouzi for his impressive displays since joining the squad during the summer.

“He’s a very talented player and he had an unbelievable pre-season for a boy who comes from the second division [in France]. It’s a big difference and throughout the pre-season I think he deserved his spot in the starting XI for his work and the quality that he put on the pitch. He had a difficult task but I thought that he did really well.”

Guendouzi faces a challenge to retain his spot for this weekend’s trip to face Chelsea, as fellow new recruit Lucas Torreira is pushing for a start after coming off the bench to make his debut.