Matteo Guendouzi

Arsenal have signed midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from French Ligue 2 side Lorient.

Guendouzi started his career at the Paris Saint-Germain academy before joining Lorient’s academy in 2014.

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He is a France youth international, having represented them at under-18, under-19 and under-20 level.

Arsenal manager, Unai Emery said: “We are delighted Matteo is joining us. He is a talented young player and a lot of clubs were interested in him.

“He 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.”

Arsenal had on Tuesday completed the signing of Uruguay international midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria.

The 22-year-old completed his medical at Arsenal’s London Colney training base on Tuesday before the club announced the deal for an undisclosed fee.