Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has lavished praises to his coach Unai Emery to have offered him a breakthrough chance in the Premier League.
The youngster moved to the Gunners during the summer transfer window from French side Lorient.
Guendouzi, who is said to have cost the Gunners £7m, has quickly established himself in Arsenal squad.
The 19-year-old, who made nine successful appearances in all competitions so far this season, has scored his first Arsenal goal last week when the Gunners beat Qarabag 3-0 at Baku Olympic Stadium.
“He’s shown plenty of confidence in me since I arrived here,” Guendouzi told former Arsenal winger Jeremie Aliadiere in the interview.
“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.”
“I’m very pleased to have Unai Emery as my coach. I’m convinced I’ll be able to make progress under him by working hard, which is the most important thing for me.”
“We mustn’t forget that I’m still a young player and I still have plenty of hard work to do.”
“I think I can make big progress under a coach like him. He’s a very good coach with very good staff.”
Arsenal will be back in action on 22 October when they will take on Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League clash.