Arsenal have officially confirmed the transfer of Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient, their third new signing in the space of 24 hours.
Footage emerged on Tuesday of the 19-year-old defensive midfielder signing his contract under the watchful eye of head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and chief negotiator Huss Fahmy.
Geundouzi, who will cost an initial fee of around £7million, had been attracting interest from the likes of PSG and Borussia Dortmund, but was reportedly convinced to join the north London club by new head coach Unai Emery.
The Spaniard has been active in the transfer market this summer in an attempt to strengthen the squad he inherited from Arsene Wenger.
Lucas Torreira’s eagerly anticipated move from Sampdoria was also confirmed on Tuesday, along with the arrival of former Sunderland youngster Sam Greenwood, 16, with the Gunners beating Manchester United to his signature.
‘Today is the start of a new chapter in my life signing for Arsenal and I can’t wait to get started, I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead,’ Greenwood posted on Instagram. ‘Leaving Sunderland after 10 years, the club I love and support was a very hard decision.
‘I have met some special people along the way, big thanks to Sunderland and all coaches past and present for everything they have done for me. I will never forget my roots.’
The new arrivals join goalkeeper Bernd Leno, centre-half Sokratis Papastathopoulos and experienced right-back Stephan Lichsteiner who signed for Arsenal earlier in the summer window.