Matteo Guendouzi ‘has NO future at Arsenal as Mikel Arteta informs Frenchman he will be sold this summer in £25m deal’ after out-of-favour midfielder fell out with the Gunners boss before Hertha Berlin loan
- Matteo Guendouzi is spending the season on loan at Hertha Berlin from Arsenal
- The midfielder had two bust-ups with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta last season
- Regardless of form in Germany, Arteta has no plans to welcome him back
- Guendouzi is entering the final year of his contract at Arsenal in the summer
- The north London side are willing to drop £5million off their asking price
Matteo Guendouzi has reportedly played his last game for Arsenal, with manager Mikel Arteta having already decided to sell the midfielder this summer.
The Frenchman is currently on loan at Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga where he has featured prominently this season.
However, his move to Germany came following two big bust-ups with Arteta last year at Arsenal and there appears to be no way back for the 21-year-old.
Matteo Guendouzi, on loan at Hertha Berlin (above), has been frozen out at Arsenal
The midfielder has spent the season on loan at the struggling Bundesliga outfit
According to Football Insider, Arteta is so keen to offload Guendouzi, the club have dropped their asking price to £25million – down £5m from pre-season.
Arteta had been keen to sell the midfielder last summer and although a move to Villarreal was in the pipeline a deal could not be arranged.
An issue this summer will be Guendouzi entering the final year of his contract and a post-coronavirus transfer market which could make Arsenal’s attempts to offload him difficult.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reportedly has no plans to reintroduce him to first team next season
The pair had two bust-ups last year resulting in Guendouzi’s exile from the first team
The report though adds that the Gunners are confident they will be able to find a buyer for Guendouzi.
Arteta took over the Arsenal hotseat in December and it took fewer than two months for him to have his first falling out with Guendouzi when the pair clashed at a Dubai training camp following an alleged row between the midfielder and Sokratis.
Although he remained within the first team, the tipping point came during a match at Brighton last June when he grabbed Seagulls striker Neal Maupay by the throat – enraging the Arsenal boss behind the scenes following their 2-1 defeat on the south coast.
While Guendouzi’s talent and form while playing for Arsenal was rarely a concern, his discipline issues on and off the field have caused issues, and even his current manager at Hertha has admitted he has been tough to manage.
The 21-year-old had been a prominent part of Arsenal’s midfield before his rows with Arteta
But the tipping point game when he grabbed the throat of Neal Maupay (second left) during a Premier League defeat at Brighton last season
‘It’s like puberty for him, he’s kind of a rebel. He has to work and learn like an animal’, Pal Dardai said back in January.
Having missed his first couple of games through illness after arriving in Germany, Guendouzi has since featured in all 18 matches the club have played in the Bundesliga.
Despite showing promising form at Hertha, the club are embroiled in a relegation fight in the Bundesliga, heading into the weekend just one place above the bottom three and level on points with Mainz and Arminia Bielefeld below them.