Unai Emery details Matteo Guendouzi’s transformation at Arsenal

first_img Comment Advertisement Guendouzi has stood out for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)‘But also, we were working with him on some details we needed to improve with him – his food, his body, how we can work to make it stronger, his arms, his body, his legs.‘This year, I think he’s taken one step ahead, improving and also giving us one level more in his performances.‘We want to continue with him, working in each training session and in each match.‘For him and for us it’s a big challenge to take that step ahead.‘For other young players, his spirit, his progress, his development is a good example, for (Joe) Willock, for Emile Smith Rowe, for Reiss Nelson. It’s a very good example for everybody.’MORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan opens up about unhappiness at Arsenal before Roma moveMore: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Coral BarryTuesday 10 Sep 2019 6:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Unai Emery details Matteo Guendouzi’s transformation at Arsenalcenter_img Emery plucked Guendouzi from Ligue 2 (Picture: Getty)‘He started last year, at the beginning, with some doubts about his adaptation after he came from Lorient in the second division in France.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He was very young, but his ambition and his wish to adapt very quickly, as well as his quality, were very good for us.‘He started playing and training with us, and after, his progress and development during the season was amazing.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Guendouzi was called up to France’s national side this month (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has heaped praise on Matteo Guendouzi and regards the midfielder as the example to follow for Arsenal’s young stars.Guendouzi has made an excellent start to his second season with Arsenal and earned his first call-up to the France national squad this month.The 20-year-old joined Arsenal from Ligue 2 last summer and Emery detailed how Guendouzi underwent his impressive transformation in the last 12 months.‘Matteo is a very good example for how we can develop our young players, with new young players or the spirit within the players who are here now,’ Emery told the club website.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Gulf of Mexico operators extend term for farm-out deal

first_imgGulfSlope Energy, Texas South Energy and another, unnamed, partner have decided to extend the term of the letter of intent (LOI) for joint drilling and development of oil & gas prospects in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.GulfSlope Energy said on Wednesday that the trio extended the LOI until November 30, 2017, or such later time as they mutually agree.The two companies signed the initial LOI with an undisclosed firm, only described as a ‘large international oil and gas company,’ in mid-September.Under the principal commercial terms of the farm-out, the unnamed partner will drill a minimum of three exploratory wells with the option to participate in additional three-well phases on the same basis.The partner will earn a 75% working interest in each prospect by paying 90% of the exploratory costs and making a cash payment of $1.5 million to be split between GulfSlope and Texas South on a 73%/27% basis.According to GulfSlope, it will be the initial operator of record and will retain a 20% working interest in the subsalt prospects included in the first phase while Texas South will retain a 5% working interested for the subsalt prospects included in the first phase.Upon achieving certain milestones, the partner will have the right to purchase up to 20% of the common stock in GulfSlope and Texas South.last_img read more