Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas calls on Unai Emery to DROP ‘shocking’ Matteo Guendouzi


Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas calls on Unai Emery to DROP ‘shocking’ Matteo Guendouzi

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas has urged Unai Emery to drop Matteo Guendouzi ahead of Saturday’s vital clash against Leicester City.

The midfielder has earned plaudits for his displays this season and he was rewarded with his first call-up to the senior France side last month.

Guendouzi has starred for Arsenal under Emery but Nicholas thinks he should be dropped
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However, the 20-year-old has found the going tougher in recent weeks, with Emery constantly changing his midfield combinations.

Sky Sports pundit Nicholas, however, believes the Frenchman has avoided criticism because the spotlight has been on Granit Xhaka, whose incredible outburst at his own fans led to him losing the Arsenal captaincy.

“Kieran Tierney needs to work on his final ball and this is important to get the service into the frontmen,” he told Sky Sports.

“Matteo Guendouzi is having a shocker and he is getting away with it due to Xhaka – he needs to be taken out of the team.