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Arsenal keen to hand Guendouzi ‘significantly improved terms’

Arsenal are ready to reward Matteo Guendouzi with ‘significantly improved terms’ following the midfielder’s impressive performances since his arrival at the club.

Guendouzi has quickly established himself as an integral part of the Arsenal midfield since his arrival from Lorient in 2018, initially impressing under Unai Emery before remaining a key part of the club’s plans following the arrival of Mikel Arteta as head coach in December.

The 20-year-old’s performances also saw him included in the senior France squad for the first time in September, and the Gunners are now ready to reward his rapid progress with an improved long term contract.

According to Football.london, Arsenal are ready to open negotiations over a new deal for Guendouzi at the end of the season, with the club set to make an offer that will significantly increase his current £40,000-a-week wages.

The Frenchman will have two years remaining on the initial contract he signed when talks begin during the summer, though the north London side are keen to secure his future amid reported interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

Guendouzi would spend time in the youth system at the Parisian side before leaving for Lorient as a teenager, whilst the Ligue 1 champions also expressed an interest in resigning the midfielder prior to his move to the Emirates.

The youngster spoke recently of his increased ‘status’ within the first-team at Arsenal since his arrival, and the securing of a new contract for Guendouzi will be a major boost to Arteta’s plans as he seeks to take the club forward in the coming seasons.

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