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Goals, tackles: Arsenal loanee Guendouzi produces winning Marseille masterclass

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi produced a masterclass for Olympique Marseille in victory over Lorient.

On-loan at OM, Guendouzi scored twice and also forced an own goal for the 4-1 win against his former club.

Along with goals, the midfielder succeeded in 93.4% of his passes, made five dribbles out of five attempted and won eight of his ten tackles.

Later, Lorient coach Christophe Pélissier, quoted by Foot Mercato, conceded: "We tried to reduce his influence.

"Tonight he (Guendouzi) hurt us, congratulations to him."

Guendouzi's loan deal includes a €10m permanent option. He is expected to sign permanently for Marseille next year. The midfielder has so far played all of Marseille's opening nine games of the Ligue 1 season, scoring three times and producing two assists.

His form has led Guendouzi to making the last two France World Cup qualifying squads of coach Didier Deschamps.

With Arsenal, the 22 year-old Guendouzi has a contract to 2023.


- updated October 19


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