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Robert Pires reveals how Matteo Guendouzi has become ‘so important’ for Arsenal

French youngster Matteo Guendouzi joined Arsenal in summer and since that he has impressed both fans and pundits.

The Arsenal legend Robert Pires was familiar with the young midfielder and has revealed why he became so important for the Gunners.

“Matteo, I know him a little bit because he used to play for Lorient in France,” Pires told the i newspaper . (via Mirror)

“Of course, for Arsenal fans, for journalists and for some people he has been a great surprise, because nobody knew him when he signed for Arsenal. But he’s a great player, he’s very talented and he’s very confident.

“For me, no, it was not a surprise for me. I repeat, because I know him. He plays simple, he runs a lot, he’s like a warrior. I think he’s like Lucas Torreira.

“For Arsenal it’s very important to have a player like Matteo Guendouzi. He’s a good player and I think he can make a success with Arsenal. I hope so.”

In addition, Arsenal will be playing against Qarabag in the UEFA Europa League tonight at ​20:00 GMT, Emirates Stadium.

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