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Ian Wright thought Matteo Guendouzi was a 'bright spot' for Arsenal during Man City loss.

Ian Wright & Matteo Guendouzi exchanged messages on Instagram after Man City 3-1 Arsenal

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Sunday was a disappointing day for Arsenal as they were defeated 3-1 by Manchester City.

The north London outfit went into the game as underdogs, and their chances of taking something from the game took a massive blow just one minute in as Sergio Aguero opened to scoring.

Arsenal fought back and restored parity through Laurent Koscielny 10 minutes later.

However, Unai Emery's side conceded just before half-time, with Aguero on the scoresheet once again.

And Arsenal would put in a poor second half performance where they were dominated by the hosts.

Aguero completed his hat-trick in the second 45 minutes, meaning City cruised to a 3-1 win.

There were few bright spots on what was a poor day for Arsenal.

Their defence looked all over the place, their midfield was overrun, and their attackers were largely anonymous for the 90 minutes.

They were always expected to lose - and the scoreline looks respectable - but the performance was less than convincing.

Matteo Guendouzi during Manchester City 3-1 Arsenal

Ian Wright took to Instagram to let his feelings out after the game, and he identified the performance of Matteo Guendouzi as the 'shining light'.

The young French midfielder didn't have his greatest game in a red shirt, but Wright commended him for always wanting the ball and never shying away.

"Disappointing result today," he wrote. "Shining light in Matteo's performance - always wanted the ball, fought for everything and showed great composure".

Guendouzi saw Wright's post and replied to the Arsenal legend.

He wrote: "Thank you very much legend, I will continue to work hard to continue to progress and help my team".

Wright appeared on Match of the Day 2 and spoke about Guendouzi further on the programme.

"Matteo Guendouzi, you have to say, to go to City and put in the shift that he put in today, never gave up, fighting all the way to the end, and that is the spirit, that is the kind of player that we want there [at Arsenal]," he said, per football.london.

What did you make of Guendouzi's performance? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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