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Arsenal have completed the signing of Matteo Guendouzi after unveiling Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria.
Guendouzi underwent a medical with the Gunners on Monday ahead of a £7 million move from Lorient.
And while it hasn’t been announced by the club just yet, Guendouzi, 19, has put pen to paper on a five-year deal, reports Football.London.
A video footage of Guendouzi signing his deal has emerged, with the 19-year-old sitting next to Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and contract negotiator Huss Fahmy.
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France Under-20 international Guendouzi is highly regarded in his homeland and has attracted the interest of a number of clubs across Europe.
The likes of Manchester City and Tottenham have been credited with an interest in Guendouzi, but Arsenal have moved quickly to beat their rivals to the midfielder.
Guendouzi broke into the Lorient side in the 2016-17 season, making nine appearances in Ligue 1, and he made 20 appearances last season.
Arsenal see Guendouzi as one for the future, and the club have agreed a deal with Lorient as they look to bring him to the Emirates.
Arsenal formally announced the £26m signing of Uruguay World Cup star Torreira who joined from Sampdoria.
‘He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing,’ said Emery.
‘We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season.’
Arsenal have now made five new signings already this summer with Stephan Lichsteiner, Sokratis