New Arsenal signing wins the club’s August Player of the Month

Matteo Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi – our French midfielder has won his first Player of the Month award by topping our August poll.

The 19-year-old impressed during his debut month in north London, becoming only the fourth teenager to start each of our first four Premier League matches after Nicolas Anelka, Cesc Fabregas and Johan Djourou.

Guendouzi received 68 per cent of the votes cast, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Petr Cech finishing second and third place respectively.

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The Parisian youngster has  also revealed which Arsenal legends inspired him to make the move to north London.

Speaking to Ouest-France, Guendouzi said: “Arsenal is the club of my heart, the one I’ve supported since I was a kid.

“I grew up watching videos of Vieira, Henry and the others with my father. French players who made history. When I knew the club was interested to bring me in, I didn’t hesitate.”

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Thierry Henry remains the club’s all-time top goalscorer with 226 goals.

Patrick Vieira was one of Emery’s predecessor Arsene Wenger’s first signings back in 1996.

After four games this season, Guendouzi tops Arsenal’s charts for tackles won (11).

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s strike against Chelsea has been voted as Arsenal’s  August Goal of the Month.

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The Armenia international rifled a low, first-time effort past Kepa Arrizabalaga to score our first Premier League goal under Unai Emery.

Mkhitaryan’s strike was our overwhelming winner with 61 per cent of the votes cast, with Alex Iwobi’s finish from the same game in second place, and Nacho Monreal’s finish against West Ham United in third.

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