Matteo Guendouzi completes loan move to Hertha Berlin after falling out with Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta earlier this year with mass Gunners exodus planned for deadline day
- Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has joined Hertha Berlin on loan
- The Frenchman was exiled by Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta in north London
- Guendouzi joined Arsenal in 208 for £8million but has not featured since March
Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi has completed a season-long loan move to German club Hertha Berlin.
The French midfielder fell out of favour with current Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta and has not featured for the north Londoners since March 14.
He arrived from Lorient in 2018 for £8million but was in trouble with his boss towards the end of last season after it was reported he taunted Brighton players about their wages during a Premier League game.
Matteo Guendouzi has moved from Arsenal to Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan transfer
Guendouzi (left) fell out with Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta (right) earlier this year
Guendouzi tweeted his delight at completing his move to the Bundesliga side, saying: ‘Excited to be back on the pitch and defend the colors of @herthabsc! Let’s go!’
The 21-year-old’s last game for Arsenal came on March 14 when the Gunners lost 2-1 to Brighton in their second match after the coronavirus hiatus.
Guendouzi was involved in a post-match altercation with Neal Maupay, with the player grabbing the French striker at his neck at the sound of the full-time whistle.
Guendouzi (middle) was dropped after being involved in a row with Brighton’s Neal Maupay
Arteta immediately dropped the midfielder from the squad, with the Gunners winning the FA Cup in August without the help of Guendouzi.
Lucas Torreira is another Arsenal midfielder who could be leaving the north Londoners on loan before the deadline at 11pm on Monday.
The Uruguayan midfielder is waiting for a move to Atletico Madrid after having a medical in the Spanish capital over the weekend.
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira (above) is looking to complete a loan to Atletico Madrid
Torreira and Guendouzi’s exits could see Atletico star Thomas Partey (above) join Arsenal
This is not expected to be the only deal between Arsenal and the LaLiga club on this deadline day, as Atleti midfielder Thomas Partey could complete a £45million to the Gunners in the coming hours.
Arsenal are prepared to pay the release clause for the Ghanaian midfielder, who has played 132 league games for Diego Simeone’s side.