Report: Arsenal in talks with Lorient over Matteo Guendouzi

Lorient's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi Olie (C) vies with Caen's forward Jan Repas (R) and Caen's French midfielder Jonathan Delaplace during  the French League Cup round of 16...

Arsenal reportedly want to sign Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient in the summer transfer window.

Lorient's French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi Olie (C) vies with Caen's forward Jan Repas (R) and Caen's French midfielder Jonathan Delaplace during  the French League Cup round of 16...

Arsenal are interested in signing Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient in the summer transfer window, according to The Daily Mail.

It has been reported that the Gunners are in talks with the French club over the transfer of the 19-year-old midfielder this summer.

The teenager has reportedly agreed a five-year contract with Arsenal for a fee of around £7 million.

The Daily Mail has also claimed that the youngster will arrive in London on Monday.

Guendouzi will become Arsenal’s fourth signing of the summer for Unai Emery’s first team, with the North London outfit having already recruited Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastahopoulos.

Lorient's midfielder Matteo Guendouzi Olie (R) vies with Marseille's French forward Bouna Sarr during the French L1 football match FC Lorient vs Olympique de Marseille (OM) at the Moustoir...

Good signing for Arsenal?

Guendouzi is only 19 years of age, and the France Under-20 international midfielder is still developing and progressing as a footballer.

One should not expect the Frenchman to make an instant impact at Arsenal or to establish himself in Emery’s first team next season, but the 19-year-old would be a good singing in the long term.

Guendouzi made four starts and four substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Lorient last season, according to WhoScored.

Lorient's players (from L) French forward Jeremie Aliadere, Guinean defender Ibrahima Conte and French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi warm up prior to the French L1 football match between...

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