Guendouzi could line up alongside former Gunner in newlook midfield

Matteo Guendouzi could well be set to line up alongside Francis Coquelin at Marseille this summer, with the former’s exit from Arsenal claimed to be close.

The 22 year-old hasn’t featured for the Gunners since his controversial antics in a Premier League clash with Brighton, which ultimately put him in hot water with manager Mikel Arteta.

The decision was later taken to allow him to spend the most-recent season on loan in Germany with Hertha Berlin, where he returned to playing regularly, but his future still remains away from Arsenal.

A deal is now believed to be close for him to return to France with Marseille, with Le10 sport claiming he could form a new midfield alongside one of Gerson or Francis Coquelin.

The latter left the Emirates in 2018 to join Valencia, but appears likely to be on the move again in the coming window, although Gerson is claimed to be the preference.

I can’t help but believe that Guendouzi should be given another chance in North London, especially with our side having been exposed in midfield on occasions this term, and I would love to have seen him try and form a partnership with Partey in our midfield.

Will Arsenal regret allowing Guendouzi to leave on a permanent deal?

Patrick

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18 Comments

  1. Loose Cannon says:

    We should never have let Coq leave, his partneship with Carzola was impressive. In the recent pass, no Arsenal MF could equal his defensive abilities. As for MG, the faster he leaves, the better.He fails to relaise that we picked him up from the second division and made him what he is today. Disrespecting the coach he may have picked up from his peers -( like the fella who slated Emery that he could not coach! Emery won the EL with an unimpressive team, the other helped Fener come from 1st to 3rd!)

  2. Reggie says:

    Gouendouzi has been managed terribly by Arteta and is a microcosm of the trouble with him. When we bought Gouendouzi he cost £7 mil within a year under Emery he was valued at £50 mil, he would now just fetch maybe £20. The problems with Gouendouzi have been all really minor attitude and behavioural problems and only really exacerbated by poor handling. Yet another player devalued by poor management.

    1. SueP says:

      This is part of the problem with Arsenal for me Reggie.

      A young Guendouzi was quite likely influenced by the senior players who downed tools on Emery and this malevolent atmosphere has done incredible harm. Maybe Arteta had to purge this enveloping rotten attitude to get the club back to a better footing. I wouldn’t call Guendouzi’s actions minor and this is from someone who liked him at the start. He chose not to conform.

      Getting the mentality right will take a lot of work

      1. Reggie says:

        Sue compared to Cantonna and our own Martin Keown, Gouendouzis tom foolery was minor and immature. The way Arteta has handled him has made his value tumble. From the day Arteta came, Gouendouzi went from regular improving precocious and 10 x more valuable to an outcast that Arsenal will lose out money on. He isnt on his own.

        1. SueP says:

          I respect your opinion Reggie but beg to differ on MG.

          1. Reggie says:

            You beg to differ that he is worth less under the guidance of Arteta Sue ?

  3. teofan tomescu says:

    Guendouzi is a great player and a true fighter we need him in our team if we are to avoid a repeat of European leave.

    Arteta is the problem ,he cannot reach out to all the players.
    His pride has got the better of him .
    He is merely cutting up his nose to spite the face at Arsenal.

    Xhaka and Guendouzi should not be sold if Arsenal wants to return where it belongs as true title contenders.

  4. I M Fune says:

    Before you know Artete will finish The Gunners and left. See how he do away with Ozil for personal interest and now Guondosy another brilliant player .we better salvage arsenal by kicking him away

  5. jon fox says:

    Will we regret him leaving, this odd question asks!

    No Patrick, naive and innocent Patrick, those who are wise enough to how much rotten apples can damage vital team spirit will be ELATED when this unworthy young man finally leaves our club! I realise of course that some Gooners are not wise.

  6. Sue says:

    The same people slating him time and time again… change the record!! 🥱

  7. jon fox says:

    The same people bigging this silly young disruptive man up time and time again! Change THAT record!

    1. SueP says:

      Spot on Jon
      And we are entirely entitled to give our opinions as we see fit

      1. Sue says:

        Over and over and over…..

        1. jon fox says:

          Like you then!

    2. Reggie says:

      Sorry Jon to have a different opinion to you, i didnt think it would be long in the post before the usual insults come from you, just because we dont agree with the great always right Jon.

      1. SueP says:

        Come off it Reggie
        We are all entitled to opinions without being picked on for expressing them. I frequently differ with you and I certainly do on the subject of Guendouzi. Isn’t it what contributing to JA is all about?
        The article was about him and there have been a variety of views and I see no harm in what I wrote to you previously And I agree with JF’s tone

        As for Guendouzi I don’t rate him like you do so to me he is worth less but not worthless and as far as Cantona is concerned they at the opposite ends of the scale of talent. But that is just my freely expressed opinion

      2. Sue says:

        Spot on, Reggie!

  8. Gio says:

    Why not get Gerson?
    25m for him is a bargain

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