Thierry Henry impressed by Matteo Guendouzi at Arsenal

first_img Comment Guendouzi’s stock has risen quickly at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘When I was young, I came third in a karate competition in France, which was great, but it was difficult to combine football and karate,’ he continued.‘I certainly have very fond memories from doing karate. In terms of flexibility. I’d say I’m more flexible on the pitch which is a great help.‘As for my fitness, karate is very intense, so I think that’s why I’m able to make such a big effort and have that warrior-like mentality.’MORE: Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger lands new job as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football DevelopmentMORE: Thierry Henry explains why Nicolas Pepe is struggling at Arsenal Henry is a Arsenal and France legend (Picture: Getty)‘He’s been doing well with Arsenal. Is he going to make the Euros or not? I don’t know.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The competition is massive in midfield. But it’s a great experience for him to be able to go and play some games, just being in and around the team.‘That’s the type of problem that Didier Deschamps is going to have. But in all fairness they are nice problems to have.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhile Charlie Nicholas insists Guendouzi deserves to be dropped from Arsenal’s starting eleven, the 20-year-old is a favourite among fans.Guendouzi’s attitude has won over the Emirates faithful and the Frenchman explained how karate helped him improve on the pitch.‘Karate has helped me massively,’ he told the Arsenal Player. ‘I think it really helped me in terms of my mentality, being a fighter on the pitch, and always wanting to win and get stuck into duels in a bid to really help the team.’ Guendouzi is hopeful of a place in France’s Euro 2020 squad (Picture: Reuters)Thierry Henry has been impressed by Matteo Guendouzi at Arsenal and thinks the midfielder has a chance to make it into France’s Euro 2020 squad.Guendouzi was called up to the senior team for the first time this season off the back of his performances for Arsenal and is currently on international duty with Didier Deschamps’ squad.Henry, a France and Arsenal legend, revealed he is a fan of Guendouzi and expects the youngster to challenge for a spot in Deschamps’ team even when the likes of Paul Pogba is fit again.‘I saw him (Guendouzi) also at the Under-21 European Championship where he played on and off,’ Henry said.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryWednesday 13 Nov 2019 7:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kSharescenter_img Thierry Henry impressed by Matteo Guendouzi at Arsenal Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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