Guendouzi underlines desire to represent France

Morocco has made enquiries over Matteo Guendouzi, but the Arsenal midfielder insists that his international future lies with France.

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi   -  Getty Images

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi wants to fulfil his international dream with France, despite overtures from Morocco.

The 19-year-old has caught the eye with some all-action displays for Unai Emery's side since joining from Lorient during the close season.

Guendouzi has represented France at every age-group level from Under-18 upwards and made his first appearances for the Under-21 side against Croatia and Spain over the past week.

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His Moroccan heritage means Guendouzi's international options remain open, until he plays a competitive game for Les Bleus.

Speaking after Monday's 1-1 draw against Spain, he told Canal+ that representing the country of his birth remains a huge motivation.

"Since I was young, I've always played with the French teams, it's a dream to play with France A. And, I'm hoping to get there, it's a dream for me to make it happen," he said.

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