Arsenal agree to bargain Matteo Guendouzi transfer

Arsenal, Matteo Guendouzi (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
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Arsenal, Matteo Guendouzi
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Matteo Guendouzi Leaving is Nothing But Good News

There is no place for Guendouzi at Arsenal. Supporters aren’t fully switched on to what happened behind the scenes and the outburst in Dubai, but it’s a fair assumption to make that the 22-year-old was in the wrong given his track record.

A bad egg at Lorient, he had a solid run in the Arsenal team under Unai Emery and Arteta up until disciplinary issues forced his exemption. Players aren’t just ousted from a team for the occasional spat, it has to be fairly significant to prompt such a decision.

Tweeting a picture of himself on holiday as Arsenal won a historic 14th FA Cup was in poor taste, while at Hertha Berlin the issues carried over.

Stories emanated from Germany of further attitude problems, and while congratulating a former manager for lifting a European trophy is completely normal, in tandem with his actions during the achievements of his full-time employers, it’s not the roaring signs of a player desperate to prove himself in an Arsenal shirt.

£10m is, still, a poor amount of money to receive for him. He’s young, obviously has talent and after exercising the extension has two years on his deal. It’s his fault it’s that low (he was hardly magnificent at Hertha Berlin and not worth £30m), but hey, it’s still a profit.

In truth though, it’s just welcome to see him leave. For his sake and the club’s. There was never any future for him in north London and as the weeks and months went on from the initial issues that only grew more apparent.

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Good luck to him in Marseille and good luck to Jorge Sampaoli who if history has revealed anything, will have some interesting man-management on his hands. Hopefully for him those days are behind Guendouzi.