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.