Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has made the final cut for the Golden Boy shortlist.
Guendouzi is named as one of the 20 contenders to win the prestigious Golden Boy award. This is an award for the top European talent under the age of 21 and Guendouzi is in with a shout.
The France U21 starlet could be the first Arsenal player to receive this award since Cesc Fabregas back in 2006. Last year, Matthijs de Ligt claimed the top prize with Kylian Mbappe winning the year before.
Battle on for Guendouzi
Guendouzi has some serious competition on his hands, though. Reigning champions de Ligt will be aiming to win back-to-back awards. But there are a number of England-based players competing for this award.
Everton’s Moise Kean, who joined from Juventus in the summer, will push Guendouzi and de Ligt for the Golden Boy trophy. Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Manchester City’s Phil Foden are also on the list. Jadon Sancho – who is at Borrusia Dortmund – is another candidate, alongside former Arsenal winger Donyell Malen.
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to congratulate Guendouzi on making the final 20. Here are some tweets about this.
Can’t believe we have a world class talent at home 🤩
— Paras Nandu (@parasbharatnand) October 15, 2019
He’s a joy to watch
— Gbemiga (@Princegiroinz) October 15, 2019
My favorite Arsenal player, Matteo Guendouzi has made d final shortlist for d Golden Boy Award!.well deserved…from Ligue 2 to Arsenal first team and d French National team..his passion and hard work is something I really admire..to think Man Utd fans compare him to McTomTom..🤦 pic.twitter.com/EzeGlXnIvj
— Olayinka (@ykgunnerz) October 15, 2019
Rather unsurprisingly, Mattéo Guendouzi has reached the final 20 candidates for the 2019 Golden Boy award. Well deserved!
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 15, 2019
cheers. Matteo coming for that W
— Dylan (@AFCDylan_) October 15, 2019
— LIGHT OF JOY (@lightofjoy_04) October 15, 2019