Guendouzi underlines desire to represent France

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

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.

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," he said.

"And I'm hoping to get there, it's a dream for me. to make it happen." 

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