France international, Matteo Guendouzi has joined Arsenal from French Ligue 2 side, Lorient for £7million.
The 19-year-old, who started his career in Paris Saint-Germain’s academy, joined Lorient in 2014 and made his first-team debut, aged 17 in 2016.
Guendouzi made 30 appearances for Lorient during his time at the club and will wear the number 29 shirt at the Emirate club.
Speaking after signing for the Gunners, Guendouzi said he felt good joining his childhood club.
“I want to become part of the club’s history and to achieve great things here,” Guendouzi told Arsenal’s official website.
“Arsenal have always been the team closest to my heart and a side I’ve wanted to join since I was a child.”
On his part, Arsenal coach, Unai Emery said, “Guendouzi 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.”