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Arsene Wenger believes Matteo Guendouzi has ‘big potential’ and praises Arsenal youth focus

Arsene Wenger has been impressed by Matteo Guendouzi’s impact at Arsenal and believes he will have a big future, though holds Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson in similar esteem.

The French midfielder has been one of the stand-out players for the Gunners so far this season, starting all eight Premier League matches, and even earned a call-up to the French senior squad last month.

Guendouzi was signed shortly after Wenger’s departure, though he still keeps a close eye on his old club and is a fan of his compatriot – as well as two players who he saw emerge through the academy.