Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi names the two areas of his game that he wants to improve

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 30 Aug 2019 9:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi names the two areas of his game that he wants to improve Matteo Guendouzi has started all three of Arsenal’s Premier League games this season (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi has established himself as a first-team regular at Arsenal under Unai Emery but he insists that there are still areas of his game that he wants to improve.The 20-year-old has made a big impression in north London since joining from FC Lorient last year, featuring 51 times for Arsenal in all competitions, including all three games this season.Guendouzi’s all-action midfield displays have caught the eye and he ranks top in Arsenal’s squad for interceptions as well as second for both passes and tackles in the Premier League this term.Nevertheless, while Guendouzi has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, he insists that he has plenty to work on, citing his defensive and tactical positioning as areas of weakness.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Guendouzi has a strong relationship with his manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)He told Arsenal’s website: ‘I feel like I need to work on my defensive and tactical positioning, being closer to the ball.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s something that I’ve been working on in training but also by watching videos of myself as well as studying the stats, and working with the coaches on a programme.’Guendouzi has started each one of Arsenal’s Premier League matches this season and is expected to retain his place for Sunday’s north London clash against Spurs at the Emirates.The France U21 international has become one of Emery’s key players during his first year at the club and he praised his manager for helping him to develop his game.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 City‘Unai has really helped me, he gave me a lot of gametime last season and this season as well. My relationship with him is really based on a mutual trust,’ he said.‘He’s really invested a lot in my progress since I arrived at the club, which has been extremely important for me. He’s given me a lot of advice on and off the pitch, which is something that I really appreciate.‘We talk a lot and this has helped me grow on a personal level but also within the team.’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 Arsenallast_img read more

NPFL: Akande Counting His Blessings as Rivers Utd, Sunshine Clash

first_imgGoalkeeper Abiodun Akande was originally Rivers United’s third choice goalkeeper behind Rotimi Sunday and Femi Thomas, but the former junior international has steadily wormed his way into the heart of the manager, Stanley Eguma, with brilliant outings, in recent matches.Akande’s performance earned him man-of-the-match award against ABS as he frustrated efforts made by the home side to put the ball behind him to confirm his progress.“I had a good game to emerge man-of-the-match at ABS. However, I am determined to be at my best in any match I am fielded. I thank God for my progress at Rivers United,” he stated. As Eguma prepares for today’s Match-day 30 clash against Sunshine Stars, Akande could just get the nod to continue from where he stopped at ABS.“There is nothing like former team to me as I don’t want to concede against any team,” he said.Since exiting the continent, United defeated MFM at home and a point on the road at ABS to move to 13thposition on the log. The Eguma tutored side is unbeaten in three matches.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more