Arsenal star was in action for France’s under-21s last night.
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was given his first start of the under-21 Championships last night for France.
Guendouzi ended up on the losing team, putting in a promising but also flawed performance.
The Gunners midfielder caught the eye with his defence splitting passes, which needed better finishing from his teammates.
Coming up against a dominant Spain side was a tough ask, and Guendouzi made an error in the second half, giving the ball away leading to a goal.
It underlined that he is still a work in progress, and to be fair, at 20-years-old, that should be expected.
Last summer Guendouzi impressed Arsenal fans with his eye catching pre-season performance.
He carried that on into the first half of the season, before fading.
Last night was another learning experience for him, but his raw potential was on show again.
Apart from his error, Arsenal fans were largely impressed by what they saw…
Matteo Guendouzi absolutely bossing this game— Next Generation Arsenal ⚪️ (@scoutingindoors) June 27, 2019
If you have any doubts about the quality of Guendouzi just tune in to the second half of this. Looking comfortable next to the likes of Aouar and Upamecano.— Jack (@GuendouziSzn) June 27, 2019
Guendouzi what a talent. Good physicality for someone who is 19, superb carrying the ball, great passing range, elite mentality and the required fitness level for the modern game. Positioning wise, a bit naive at times, but he will improve that in time. Sven, we love you.— LTArsenal™ (@ltarsenal) June 27, 2019
Guendouzi having a great game vs Spain u21s. Such a good player, could be even better than people realise. Particularly in the deep midfield area, doing superb work.— Big Sigh (@SionDeFreitas) June 27, 2019
Are you taking the piss, that ball from Guendouzi was world class. One through ball took 4guys out of the hame. Ffs proper baller.— Fly dem (@Jimmyconwayy19) June 27, 2019
Guendouzi with a sensational pass just now.— SamW (@SamW_AFC) June 27, 2019
Guendouzi giving the ball away for Spain to extend the lead. Typical.— Leon (@LeonAnt45) June 27, 2019