DONE DEAL: Arsenal complete fifth summer signing

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 11/07/2018

Arsenal have completed the signing of French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi from Ligue 2 side Lorient for an undisclosed fee. Matteo becomes the Gunners' fifth signing of the summer.

Matteo started his career at the Paris Saint-Germain academy before joining Lorient’s academy in 2014. The 19-year-old made his first-team debut for Lorient aged 17 in October 2016 and went on to make 30 appearances. He is a France youth international, having represented them at under-18, under-19 and under-20 level.

A club statement reads: "Young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has joined us from Ligue 2 side Lorient for an undisclosed fee.

"Matteo will wear the number 29 shirt - and you can get your 'Guendouzi 29' shirt here. The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."

Arsenal boss Unai Emery had already secured the services of Stephan Lichtsteiner , Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, while the most recent signing of Uruguay star Lucas Torreira.