Ever since he arrived at Arsenal in the summer, we’ve covered most things surrounding Mattéo Guendouzi.
The young midfielder stole the hearts of the vast majority of the Gunners’ fanbase with his dedicated performances, constantly wearing his heart on his sleeve on the pitch and doing admirably well for a 19-year-old in a brand new league.
While Unai Emery has started to manage his game time a little bit more, his early form wasn’t forgotten by Sylvain Ripoll, the France U21 manager.
Making it clear he wanted to play for his country of birth, the midfielder is also eligible to play for Morocco, who have tried to convince him to turn his back on the blue shirt in favour of them.
However, the Morocco head coach, according to L’Equipe on Monday, isn’t prepared to give up, and the French newspaper state another try will take place in early 2019.
The outlet do make it clear there is a ‘low chance’ of the response being any different.
Then again, you can’ blame Renard for trying. Guendouzi is very good at kicking a ball around a pitch.