Matteo Guendouzi was a man on a mission in the second half of Arsenal's dramatic comeback against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Arsenal went into half-time losing 1-0 and down to 10 men after Ainsley Maitland-Niles received a second yellow card - perhaps harshly - in the 41st minute.
A big improvement was needed in the second period and thanks to the drive shown by Guendouzi in midfield, that's exactly what Arsenal did.
Goals from Nicolas Pepe, Calum Chambers and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sealed a 3-2 victory at the Emirates Stadium, with Aubameyang's free-kick the pick of the bunch.
Arsenal played with a fire in the belly and no one personified that determination to win more than Guendouzi, who won the penalty to make it 1-1 and then set up Chambers.
Manager Unai Emery was full of praise for the youngster afterwards, saying: "With Matteo, last year when he came here he progressed and he is progressing.
"Really I like that spirit he has, he has talent but above all his attitude, his energy, his commitment and his behaviour. He's one player who is angry when he is not playing, but I like that.
"He is improving. I want to be calm with him. He is humble and continuing improving and growing up with us."
Guendouzi is quickly becoming a fan favourite at Arsenal and according to one supporter, he was even giving John Terry abuse from the pitch.
@seangooner, who says he was sat right behind Villa's bench for the game, claims Guendouzi gestured to Terry "I'm in your head" after Arsenal scored their late winner.
He added that every time Guendouzi completed a pass or won a foul from the 85th minute onwards, when Arsenal were winning 3-2, the 20-year-old looked over to Terry.
That's some elite s***housery from Guendouzi.
Arsenal seem to have a future star in the young Frenchman and they'll need him to produce a similar performance when they travel to face Manchester United next Monday.News Now - Sport News