Gary Neville and Ian Wright praise Matteo Guendouzi despite losing to Manchester City

first_imgAdvertisement Guendouzi gave a tireless and fearless performance as his teammates wilted (Picture: Getty)Wright, likewise, felt Guendouzi was one of few Arsenal players to stand up and be counted at the Etihad.Speaking on Match of the Day 2, he said: ‘Matteo Guendouzi, you have to say, to go to City and put in the shift that he put in today, never gave up, fighting all the way to the end, and that is the spirit, that is the kind of player that we want there [at Arsenal].’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Gary Neville and Ian Wright praise Matteo Guendouzi despite losing to Manchester City Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Feb 2019 8:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link202Shares Commentcenter_img Advertisement The Frenchman was a rare bright spark on an otherwise miserable afternoon (Picture: Getty)Both Gary Neville and Ian Wright have singled out Matteo Guendouzi for his excellent performance in Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.The Gunners’ top-four hopes took a major blow as a Sergio Aguero hat-trick sealed all three points for the champions, with Arsenal not even managing a single shot in a poor second-half display.Despite Arsenal being dominated in midfield for much of the match, Guendouzi was a rare bright spark and Neville believes Unai Emery can build around the teenager in the coming years. A hat-trick from Aguero saw City move to within two points of leaders Liverpool (Getty)Speaking on the Gary Neville Podcast, he explained: ‘[Emery] is finding out a lot about his players all the time. For instance, Guendouzi today I thought was fantastic.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Nineteen years of age that was a really good performance and he can build around things like that.’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 CityHe was similarly effusive during his Sky Sports commentary, saying: ‘He’s done well. He’s coming into a team that is changing.‘This is a tough place to play football but he’s standing up, that’s the main thing. He’s trying to match the runs of Manchester City’s midfield which is tough.’last_img read more