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07-03-2019 | 10:11 Football

Matteo Guendouzi reveals the secret behind his remarkable rise at Arsenal

Arsenal summer signing Maatteo Guendouzi has established himself as one of the Premier League's outstanding young talents this season and at a tender age is a crucial part of Emery's first-team plans. Only Alex Iwobi and Lucas Torreira have made more appearances than Guendouzi this season. Only the Uruguayan, Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have logged more minutes. The 19-year-old, who is on his way to return to France for his competitive match with Arsenal has revealed the secret behind his success at the Emirates. "I’m a young player, I have a lot of energy," Guendouzi told football.london. "I run for my team-mates. I fight for my team. "I play with my heart. I give in every match 150 per cent. I give everything. "That’s the secret, I suppose." After just 36 appearances in all competitions Guendouzi is proving to be the ideal midpoint between Xhaka and Torreira, arguably even the one around whom Emery is planning now. "When I came to Arsenal last season we went to the pre-season in Singapore and I knew it was important to show what I could do," he says now. "I knew I had to play well and I did play well. "I got the confidence of the coach and the other players. Hopefully I’ll still go on like that for a while."

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