Fabrizio Romano claims ‘Arsenal are open’ to loanee’s return next season

Fabrizio Romano claims that Arsenal are open to the return of Matteo Guendouzi next season, despite the issues between him and Mikel Arteta previously.

The Frenchman was sent on loan to Hertha Berlin this summer, having fallen out with manager Mikel Arteta on two occasions.

Guendouzi is enjoying his time in the Bundesliga, picking up 15 appearances in all competitions, adding two goals and assist to his name.

Hertha Berlin have been mentioned as keen on extending his stay with the club, with a permanent deal being mooted, but Romano insists that his future at Arsenal may not be over.

“They appreciate the talent, they appreciate the player,” he told The Blind Gooner YouTube channel.

“They were thinking like he should be a starter, not just one of the midfielders. When a player comes back, lot of situations could change. Arsenal are open with Matteo.”

With Dani Ceballos only with the club on loan, and with Mo Elneny finding less and less minuted in the first-team of late, there certainly appears to be room for another midfielder to step up and vie with Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey for minutes.

The Ghanaian certainly needs to find a way to stay fit at Arsenal, with him sidelined for the fourth time already, and a player like Guendouzi could well be ideal for our squad.

Should Arteta give the 21 year-old another chance?


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  1. Arteta got rid of Guendouzi after a Brighton run in and binned him. Xhaka cost us being in the Champions League when he previously screwed up against Brighton, and was the direct cause of us becoming a low placed league team. Xhaka cost us. Arteta seems to be emotional, and vindictive but also sentimental towards players like Willian and his favourite Xhaka…completely the wrong way for a manager to be. He has the totally wrong character for a man-manager. After way over a year, he is a non-producing coach. Our football is archaic and the guy has not got the faintest idea style-wise or as a tactician.

  2. 100% yes. Guedouzi had loads of potential and we could use his energy and fighting spirit in the squad. He might well be another very good young player that can be key to the rebuilding project at Arsenal.

  3. I would be very surprised if Arteta brings Gouendouzi back, i think he has a massive blind spot for a lot of our young talent, he like slow unreliable experienced players. I think the only way he and others will be back is if we get a new manager which is a distinct possibility.

  4. I’m starting to get the feeling that Arteta says one thing publicly then acts completely differently in private…this will catch up with him eventually, just like it did with Mr. Wenger…just think about his comments regarding the whole Saliba situation versus those contrary versions which have emerged directly from Saliba’s camp(just one example)…I think he’s taking advantage of a fanbase that had a large contingency who, in the past, were easily manipulated by Wenger’s media schtick during periods of internal or external strife…of course, this eventually stopped being an effective tool as more fans simply refused to continue to buy the same old garbage he was peddling ad nauseum…every time these sort of similarities rear their ugly head it absolutely terrifies me because we can’t rely on a manager-centric model anymore, especially when the manager in question had no real experience whatsoever prior to last January…if you’re going to adopt Wengerian traits have the decency to go back to his pre-move days when he was an innovative coaching savant, instead of relying on those that he developed during his treading water years

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