Arsenal midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi has revealed why he turned down other offers to sign for the club last summer.
Guendouzi joined the Gunners during the summer transfer window from French club FC Lorient for a fee in the region of £7m.
The teenager was one of Unai Emery’s first signings after he was appointed Arsenal manager at the end of last season.
Emery lost his first two games in charge of the North London Club, as they took on Man City and Chelsea, with Guendozi starting both games as another summer addition Lucas Torreira took time to adapt to life in England.
However, the former Paris Saint-Germain manager has since led the Gunners to a 21 match unbeaten run across all competitions.
The latest includes a hard-fought 1-0 win against Huddersfield Town at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Speaking to Canal Football Club, Guendouzi stated: “He [Emery] was definitely a reason why I went. It was him who really wanted me to come to Arsenal.”
“He is a very good manager, we have done very good results since the beginning of the season with him.”