ARSENAL youngster Matteo Guendouzi has hailed boss Unai Emery for handing him his breakthrough chance in the Premier League.
Guendouzi joined the Gunners during the summer transfer window in a reported £7million move from Ligue 2 side Lorient.
The young midfielder as quickly established himself in Emery’s squad, making nine appearances in all competitions so far this term.
He scored his first goal for the club durnig their 3-0 Europa League win over Qarabag last week.
And during an interview with fellow Frenchman and former Arsenal ace Jeremie Aliadiere, Guendouzi spoke highly of his new boss since he arrived at the club earlier this summer.
“He’s shown plenty of confidence in me since I arrived here,” Guendouzi said.
“Not any coach would through a 19-year-old youngster into Premier League action, particularly at a club like Arsenal.
“I’m very grateful to him for that. He’s making me work hard and has already helped me improve considerably since I arrived.
“I could feel that even in the first few training sessions over my first few weeks and months.
“He’s a very good coach. That goes for his staff as well and they all work well together.
“We have everything in place to progress both individually and collectively.