Arsenal will trigger Guendouzi’s extra year to get a good transfer fee from his sale

Arsenal is threatening to trigger an extension on Matteo Guendouzi’s contract in order to earn a decent transfer fee for his signature from Olympique Marseille.

The French midfielder has been on the radar of the French side after he starred on loan at Hertha Berlin.

Guendouzi appears not to have an Arsenal future after he fell out with Mikel Arteta.

The midfielder has been on the bad side of Arteta on more than occasion and it appears that the manager is now fed up with him.

Guendouzi has hardly played for the Gunners since July last year and he looks set to remain outside of Arteta’s plans.

One way to sort out the problem between him and his manager is to sell him and Marseille wants to sign him.

The French side is hoping to take advantage of the fact that he is unwanted at Arsenal to sign him for just £8.6m.

Arsenal wants more and they know that his deal expires in 2022.

But they have the option of extending it for another season and Le10 Sport is claiming that they are threatening to do that if Marseille doesn’t increase their offer.

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  1. Atid says:

    Should do it, cos Arteta will probably be gone by Christmas, the Guendozi can come back.

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      Please no! We need a squad of men and fighters, not immature moody children.

      I used to like him, but he has serious attitude problems.

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Unfortunately TMJW, he showed too much fight, notwithstanding it was poorly directed.
        Guendouzi is now a year older, has seen more of the ups and downs of footballing life, including being selected for France U21’s. If the French selectors rate him, Arsenal would be stupid to give up on him and absolutely insane to sell to Marseille for the amount offered.

  2. mish says:

    How are the mighty fallen for a player valued around 50m last year ….linked with almost every top team.

    1. Adajim says:

      Which top team was he link to?

  3. Sean says:

    Add on the extra year, let him back in the squad and see what happens. Worst case we have a player on a 2 year deal who wants out and pushes price up.

    I think he wouldve done better than Cabellos & Elneny this season. He is a better player and younger, Capt u21 France team for a reason.

    Yes hes arrogant but he has something in there though Arteta doesnt see it or doesn’t want to because of his attitude which does need to be toned down a little but I respect his fire.

    He has the potential to go far….

    1. SueP says:

      Potential is a wonderful word if matched by a sense of maturity
      Great all round if maturity wins the day

  4. Adajim says:

    It’s a bad business if he is sold that low regardless of his contract situation he still has age on his side so he should cost nothing less than £15m.
    This report is utter garbage because everyone knows the player wants to leave, how do you think he sign an extension

    1. MrLucky says:

      It says trigger an option for an extra year. He doesnt need to sign anything

  5. FingersFurnell says:

    Good call SueP, sounds about right to me, good player that could add something to our midfield options from the start of next season if his time away has helped him reflect and mature, certainly a player that we should keep in the squad to develop along with our other young prospects if he has got his head sorted, the fact that no big Clubs appear to have come in for him will hopefully help him realise what a good position he was in and still could be at Arsenal, the ball is in his court rather than Arteta’s in my mind

    I’d like to think he has seen post match interviews with Saka, ESR and Willock whilst he has been away and maybe read that piece about Tierney appreciating Arteta’s coaching & motivation abilities, all 4 just as good as Matteo if not better already but with the right level of humility and a seemingly better attitude

    Add Martinelli, Eddie, Nelson and Saliba into the youngster mix (Gabriel’s not exactly old either) and we have a similar situation that George Graham had when he came in and won a domestic Cup pretty much straight away and went on to win two League titles after a couple or three seasons developing his squad, OK things were different back then and not all of the guys I have mentioned will realise their potential but you never know

    Personally I’d much rather get excited about that prospect than who we might sign

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