Arsenal star agrees personal terms with Ligue 1 team

Arsenal might get their wish to cash in on Matteo Guendouzi this summer after he agreed personal terms with Olympique Marseille.

The Frenchman has been out of favour at Arsenal since he fell out with Mikel Arteta last year.

The Spaniard sent him out on loan to Hertha Berlin last season and he did well, albeit inconsistently, at the Bundesliga side.

He is now set to return to the Emirates, but his future is not at Arsenal and he is set to return to France.

Renowned transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports that the midfielder has agreed on personal terms with Marseille and the French club is now in talks with Arsenal over a move for him.

He is a player whom they consider being good enough for what they are trying to achieve in Ligue 1 and they want to sign him.

Romano also insisted that Emile Smith Rowe will sign a new Arsenal deal and the Gunners are continuing talks with AS Roma over the transfer of Granit Xhaka.

He tweeted: “OM are progressing in talks to sign Mattéo Guendouzi from Arsenal. Personal terms already agreed. 🇫🇷

“Smith-Rowe will stay and he’s 100% signing a new contract – no doubt. 🏻

Aston Villa bid turned down, as @David_Ornstein reported. 

“#AFC still negotiating to sell Xhaka to Roma.”

Tags Fabrizio Romano Matteo Guendouzi


  1. I am firmly in the camp, largely with fellow oldies , who know how much team damage is always wreaked by choosing to keep rotten apples in a club where “Victory through harmony” is our motto.

    My life experience tells me that leoprds rarely change their spots and a bad un aged twenty is usually- though there will always be exceptions- also a bad un at footballs retiring age.

    Mistakes and occasional daft things are one thing; . but general and repeated arrogance and an inability to admit you are wrong is quite another.

    Guendouzi is firstly nothing special as a player and secondly as a human being is a poor example to have in our club. I am delighted that he appears to be on the point of leaving us for good.

    I wish him well when he goes but honesty compels me to say I am glad he seems to be going.

    Finally, I stress that I wil always put supporting the club and its good health above ANY individual player at all, be he even Henry or Bergkamp on the one hand or Guendouzi on the other. As all real AFC fans should!

  2. Same player u guys were praising under Emery. Same thing u guys were saying about Rabiot at PSG.

  3. What a shocking piece of management if true. Arteta managed to wipe millions off his value and handled him badly. A very good player wasted.

  4. Don’t know what people see in this player. Takes 1000 touches of the ball before releasing to another player who is by then under pressure. This added to his arrogance and indiscipline…

    Hope this news is true..

  5. Whatever people see in Guendouzi one can never know….

    Imagine fellow Arsenal fans harping on about a Sheffield Utd or Westbrom kind of player to be in the most significant department – midfield! BAFFLING…

    Along with Torreira, I root these two guys as the start of the path to full blown mediocrity.

    When you factor in Gabriel Magalhaes, then we entered the bottomless pit.

    Very very surprising to even see some so called fans questioning the club’s pursue of BEN WHITE! Who must be the best ball-playing centerback.

    1. Herbz,

      Considering Arsenal had the 3rd best defense last season in the league, our current defenders couldn’t have been so bad. But what can be said of our midfielders who lacked creativity until the mid season when Smith Role and Odegard came to our rescue after Saka had burn out.
      The facts remains quality Midfielders should be our 1st priority and a backup for Thieney. After, we can buy White. A defender is only as good as the midfielders in front of him.

      1. Please you must know by now that us “having conceded the 3rd least goals” had absolutely no correlation to having good defenders.

        It was entirely the defensive shape and in most cases shear lack!

        Funnily enough, no defender nor midfielder has that “conviction” of tackling at Arsenal.

        And more baffling, non of the defenders is comfortable with the ball. Case in point is Chambers and Gabriel who I saw most times “hoofing” the ball to safety under minimal pressure.

        If you want such defenders, be ready for a rough-riding season.

  6. Good riddance…doesn’t score nor assists,unbalances the team with his indiscipline…wish him all the best back home in france where his bad attitude might be tolerated

  7. When he was worth 60mill a few summers ago there’s a reason I said sell. He’s been overhyped for the majority of the time he’s been with us.

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