Cape Town - Matteo Guendouzi says the ball
is in his court to maintain standards and remain a regular after an impressive
start to life at Arsenal.
The 19-year-old midfielder has made a big
impression at the Gunners since arriving from Lorient in the off-season for a fee
in the region of £8 million.
Guendouzi has featured in all four games at
the start of the new Premier League season and bagged the club's Player of the
Month award for August.
The Frenchman came to prominence after
making his LIgue 1 debut in 2016 and has not looked back, despite playing in
the second-tier last term following Lorient's relegation.
"At the game level, it's much more
intense. In the English Championship, there are great players from everywhere,
it's impressive," Guendouzi told Ouest-France.
"But I did it fast enough, it's the
most important. It is up to me to stay regular. This is just the beginning.
"I had a good pre-season; I was
illustrated during the preparation matches in Singapore. I think it weighed in
the balance and it gave me the opportunity to start league games.
"I knew how to answer this. It is up
to me to keep working so that the team can win as many games as possible.
"In any case, at Arsenal, I have
everything to progress. And we have everything to make a great season."