France boss Didier Deschamps urges caution with expectations on Arsenals Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi has earned a lot of plaudits (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Matteo Guendouzi has earned plenty of plaudits in recent weeks, but his France manager, Didier Deschamps, has urged caution with the 20-year-old sensation.

The Arsenal midfielder has started all four of the Gunners Premier League games so far this season and has become a key part of Unai Emerys plans at the Emirates.

So impressive have been his performances that he earned his first call-up to the France national team during the current international break.

Guendouzi was an unused substitute for the world champions against Albania on Saturday and, although he is a big fan of the youngster, Deschamps believes expectations should be tempered at this stage of his career.

Do not ask too much, hes a young player, who is still the Espoirs (under-21) generation, who plays a lot of matches with Arsenal where there is strong competition, Deschamps said ahead of the Albania match, via Foot Mercato.



Hes the modern midfielder, box to box as they say there, with a lot of power and technical quality too. Hes there. What I expect from young people is that they bring this freshness, this dynamism.

He is a very young player but with a very big potential.

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Guendouzi earned special praise for his performance in the north London derby, breaking up play impressively and displaying an excellent range of passing and incredible vision.

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent told Football Insider after the match: Hes playing like hes someone whos played for Arsenal for years.

Its scary that hes only 20, he could be in the Arsenal midfield for the next 10 years, hes really good in that role.

Stan Collymore chimed in, telling the Mirror: I said last season that Matteo Guendouzi can go on and be whatever he wants to be in the Premier League.

And his performance in the north London derby on Sunday only served to reaffirm that belief. He has the ability, the vision and the awareness.

And if he stays at Arsenal and they build around him, putting someone with more discipline than Granit Xhaka and someone else who is physically bigger the Lucas Torreira alongside him, then we could see the growth of a superstar in froRead More – Source