Alexandre Lacazette reckons “little brother” Matteo Guendouzi can reach the top after being named Arsenal’ s stand out player in September.
The 20-year-old Frenchman has played eight times this season under Unai Emery having been signed last summer.
Lacazette, who arrived a year earlier, has highlighted Guendouzi’s ambition and bravery as traits that can see him reach the top.
And also joked about his role in the friendship trio involving the duo and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He said on Arsenal’s website : “He is like the younger brother [in the friendship group with me and Aubameyang]!
“We all really have a good relationship, we like to work and to laugh together so it’s really good.
“I’m really happy for Matteo [for being named September Player of the Month], he played really well, he helped the team when we needed him, he is really improving each season so we are all really happy with his performances this month.
“We can see that every top midfielder in the world is like this [in terms of demanding the ball and being brave]. They all want to take the ball.
Matteo has a good ambition, he wants to be one of the best players in his position so every day he is trying to be the best and this month he showed that he can be.”
Guendouzi played 48 times for the Gunners in his debut season as Emery looks to put his mark on the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger.
The diminutive midfielder has been an impressive figure in a team that has often copped criticism, especially for its deficiencies in defence.
Lacazette and Aubameyang though have often bailed the Gunners out of tricky situations and their goalscoring form looks as rife as ever.