Arsenal sign French star Matteo Guendouzi in a £8.10m deal

Arsenal sign French star Matteo Guendouzi in a £8.10m deal

- Gunners have completed the signing of French youngster Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient

- The 19-year-old spent the last two seasons at Ligue 2 side

- He will wear jersey number 29 for the Emirates Stadium outfit when the season starts next month

Premier League outfit Arsenal have landed French youngster Matteo Guendouzi from Ligue 2 side Lorient in a deal valued at £8.10 million.

The 19-year-old became the Gunners fifth summer signing under their new manager Unai Emery as they continue to prepare for competition next season.

Earlier this week, the Emirates Stadium unveiled the Uruguay World Cup star Lucas Torreira, while other players like Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner had joined the team earlier.

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Matteo started his career as a youngster at Paris Saint Germain in 2005 before joining Les Merlus in 2014.

Barely two years after his move to the Ligue two side, the French youngster has joined the Gunners. He has already represented France at the U-18, U-19 and U-20 level.

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Arsenal manager Emery said after completing the his fifth signing of the summer.

"We are delighted Matteo is joining us. He is a talented young player and a lot of clubs were interested in him.

"He has big potential and gained good first-team experience last season with Lorient. He wants to learn and improve and will be an important part of our first-team squad."

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According to report on Arsenal's website, Matteo will wear the number 29 shirt after posting the picture of their new player on their social media handle. previously reported that Arsenal have announced their first signing of 2018 hours after an engaging 2 -2 draw at home to Chelsea and it is Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos.

The Gunners took to their official Twitter to announce the signing of Mavropanos, by uploading the youngstar photo with a caption " Welcome to Arsenal, Konstantinos "

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He is a centre-back arrives from Greece Super League side PAS Giannina, where he has made 16 Greek Super League appearances after breaking into the first team last season.

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