Improved deal for 20-year-old talent as Arsenal hope to seal deal in coming days

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Matteo Guendouzi is reportedly in line for improved terms on his £40,000 per week Arsenal deal, according to reports.

The 20-year-old French midfielder arrived at the Emirates Stadium the previous summer for a mere £7m and has already turned out to be brilliant value for money.

And according to Soccerlink, the former Lorient starlet has been approached for negotiations over a better contract after the board managed to shave £475,000 per week off their wage bill.

Guendouzi played 38 matches in all competitions for his side last season and impressed supporters with his midfield control and all-action style.

Matteo bagged his only goal of the campaign in the North London side’s 3-0 win at Qarabag.

After Aaron Ramsey’s exit for Juventus, Guendouzi should get a better run in manager Unai Emery’s side.

Arsenal have finally purchased LOSC Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, who netted 23 goals last season in French football.

Nicolas has cost a club record £72m on £140,000 per week, suggesting that Matteo’s wages should also be upped.

Arsenal have also landed £6 million Martinelli from Brazilian outfit Ituano as well as Spain international Dani Ceballos on loan from Real Madrid.

The Gunners have loaned £27 million William Saliba back to Saint-Etienne, with the centre-back poised to link up with his new team in the 2020/21 term.

Meantime, Watford have capitalised on the Gunners’ interest in Nicolas Pepe to move to the front of the queue to land Ismaila Sarr from Rennes, Watford Observer reports.

Arsenal were previously considered the front-runners to sign the 21-year-old, only to instead turn focus to now their club-record signing.

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