Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi dropped after heated row with Mikel Arteta in Dubai

According to the Telegraph, Matteo Guendouzi was dropped from Arsenal’s squad for yesterday’s clash with Newcastle after a heated row with boss Mikel Arteta during the club’s recent training camp in Dubai.

The report also claims that the Frenchman’s intense argument was also with some of Arsenal’s coaching staff.

It’s even added that the row continued at the team’s hotel later in the evening.

The Telegraph report that the heated encounter was sparked after Arteta and his coaching staff were left disappointed with Guendouzi’s attitude and body language during the training camp.

Real Madrid loanee Dani Ceballos replaced Guendouzi in the Gunners’ starting lineup yesterday.

With Arsenal pulling off an impressive 4-0 victory thanks to a clinical second-half performance, will Guendouzi find it hard to win back his place in the team?

Matteo Guendouzi

How long do you think Guendouzi should be kept out of the team for?

Whilst this is hardly the news supporters would like to be hearing after an important win, isn’t it better to know that former captain Arteta is willing to pull up anyone if he doesn’t feel they’re fully committed to the team?

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  1. Grandad says:

    If the article published by a reputable broadsheet like the Telegraph is accurate, then this is an example of “strong management” from MA.Good for him.

  2. SueP says:

    I wonder who was spilling the beans to the Telegraph? Unity within the squad is vital and it is disappointing that this has been leaked. Hopefully the two parties kiss and make up and it was all a storm in a teacup rather than something worse.

  3. jon fox says:

    “Attitude and body language” for Guendouzi? Personally , I think there is more than that behind this so called row,if it WAS a row. I just don’t see any lack of fight or commitment in Guendouzi on the field and so doubt much that this can be as straightforward a story as it is reported as being. Guendouzi is hotheaded and being very young , I CAN EASILY BUY THAT HE GETS UPSET EASILY; WE HAVE SEEN THAT MANY TIMES IN PLAY. BUT LAZY OR NOT FULLY COMMITTED? Not for me! Whatever is it – and clearly it IS something, for him not to even make the eighteen on Sunday – he will not get the better of Arteta, as we surely all know and let us be very glad for that too!

  4. Mogunna says:

    It could have been Willock playing but saved for next fixture.

    If he had intention to play 2DMs,
    Gendouzi Xhaka; then feud was a good thing.

    Let’s see next game!

  5. Reggie says:

    Something has obviously gone off and if Gouendouzi was wrong he needs sorting. Players fall out all the time and it is usually a storm in a tea cup. Im sure it will be sorted and all ok after a cooling down period by all.

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