Arsenal news: Arsene Wenger delivers verdict on Matteo Guendouzi and hails youngsters | Football | Sport


Arsenal boss Unai Emery has handed out several first-team opportunities to young prospects this season, and former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is excited.

The Frenchman guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles and FA Cup triumphs during his 22-year tenue in north London, and he reckons their young core have plenty of potential.

When asked about Matteo Guendouzi, Wenger gave his thoughts before picking out two more players that have the ability to shine.

“He looks to be a good potential,” Wenger told the official Arsenal website when asked about the 20-year-old.

“I think there are many other players who have fantastic potential, who played already with me, like Joe Willock and you have Reiss Nelson.

“You have many players who come out and have a big potential and Guendouzi is one of them.

“It’s part of our DNA at Arsenal.

“It has always been part of it, to give a chance.

“I think when you are manager and you can give a chance to a young boy, it’s always fantastic.

“And when they can play at such a high level like Arsenal, it’s even better.”

One player who slipped through the net at the Emirates is Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry, and Wenger admitted to being disappointed when he left.

“We tried to extend his contract for a very long time and I think that Bayern manipulated behind the scenes, that if he went to Bremen he would join Bayern after,” Wenger told beIN Sports.

“He was always a very talented boy who lacked confidence in some stages.

“But we always thought we had a player who could achieve a lot.

“He came back from a very bad experience on loan at West Brom where his confidence was destroyed.

“I tried to rebuild him because I believed in him.”



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