Ian Wright And Mattéo Guendouzi Have A Meaningful Instagram Exchange After Arsenal Loss
Ian Wright has isolated Mattéo Guendouzi for one reason after Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City.
Guendouzi, who signed from Lorient last summer, put in a solid performance in a Gunners side that were taken apart by the reigning Premier League champions.
The 55-year-old Arsenal legend and football pundit took to Instagram to also share his praise for the 19-year-old French midfielder.
"Disappointing result today," he wrote.
"Shining light in Mattéo's performance -- always wanted the ball, fought for everything and showed great composure."
Wright's compliment has caught the eye of Guendouzi, who has responded to the former Gunners star.
"Thank you very much, legend, I will continue to work hard to continue to progress and help my team," he wrote.
If Guendouzi was flattered by Wright's post on Instagram, he must have been over the moon if he watched him on Match of the Day 2.
"Mattéo Guendouzi, you have to say, to go to City and put in the shift that he put in today, never gave up, fighting all the way to the end, and that is the spirit, that is the kind of player that we want there [at Arsenal]," Wright explained (via football.london).
Sergio Agüero was too much for Arsenal to handle in the match, with the City striker opening the scoring in the first five minutes.
Laurent Koscielny would equalise for Unai Emery's men in the first half, but the 30-year-old Argentina international would complete his brace before half-time and hand Pep Guardiola's side a 2-1 advantage.
Agüero would seal Arsenal's fate in the second half after he completed his hat-trick.
Following on from the match, the Manchester City boss told BBC Sport that he was aware of the "pressure, pressure to win the games."
"After the game in Newcastle, Liverpool were seven points ahead and now they are two," he added.
"Of course they have to play, they have quality, but West Ham [who Liverpool face on Monday] are a good side.
"Now we have tomorrow to start again and think about Everton and after Chelsea. It is a tough week for us and we go game by game."
City are in second place and are two points behind Liverpool, though Jürgen Klopp's men will face West Ham United at the London Stadium on Monday and have the opportunity to open a five-point lead with a win.
While Guardiola is keen to keep pace with Liverpool for the Premier League title, one supercomputer recently predicted the final table at the end of the season.
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