Arsène Wenger was full of praise of Arsenal youngsters Joe Willock, Matteo Guendouzi, and Reiss Nelson, and has hailed them as players in the​ Arsenal squad with ‘fantastic potential’.


Wenger was rightfully named a '​Legend of Football' at the annual Nordoff Robbins charity award dinner on Monday, and the official Arsenal media team caught up with their former manager at the event.



Guendouzi didn’t join until after Wenger’s departure, but the Frenchman was full of praise for Arsenal’s Player of the Month.


“He looks to be a good potential,” ​said Wenger.


“I think there are many other players who have fantastic potential, who played already with me, like Joe Willock and you have Reiss Nelson.


Arsene Wenger,Joseph Willock


“You have many players who come out and have a big potential and Guendouzi is one of them.


“It's part of our DNA at Arsenal. It has always been part of it, to give a chance.


“I think when you are manager and you can give a chance to a young boy, it's always fantastic. And when they can play at such a high level like Arsenal, it's even better.”


Willock made his debut in Wenger’s last season at Arsenal in the League Cup and further in the Europa League, the FA Cup, and the Premier League. It didn’t go all too well, but Wenger was right to keep the faith in the youngster who seems to have finally come of age now.