Guendouzi reveals who encouraged him to leave Arsenal for Hertha Berlin

Matteo Guendouzi has revealed that Mesut Ozil helped him make the decision to move out on loan to Hertha Berlin this summer.

The Frenchman joined the German side on loan for the rest of the season after he was frozen out of the Arsenal first team.

Guendouzi didn’t play for the Gunners from June until the start of this campaign and he was not going to feature for the team again if he didn’t leave.

With several teams looking to sign him, he eventually joined Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga and recently revealed the Arsenal players that helped him to choose Germany.

He told Kicker that he had a chat with Ozil and Bernd Leno and they both encouraged him to make the move to the German top flight.

The midfielder then appeared to suggest that his time at Arsenal was over when he said that he grew up at the Emirates and had a good two years at the club.

“I had a very good relationship with Mesut Ozil and Bernd Leno,” the Lorient academy graduate told Kicker. “Both of them told me a lot of good things about the Bundesliga.”

“I played over 80 games there and had a good, intense time there,” he added. “I learned a lot there in terms of sport and grew up there. It was two good years for me.”

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  1. If Matteo is saying that he will not be returning to Arsenal then it is sad. He was a great player. He will be missed.

    1. He might do a lot of talking .
      But he is a World Cup winner on 350 k a week with one of the best looking birds on his arm .
      Can only imagine every male would want to be in his shoes .👍fair play to him

  2. Mesut encourages matteo to leave Arsenal but he rufuse to encourage himself, how can u help someone out and you cant help yourself out, u need it more than matteo

    1. could it be that Matteo asked for advise from Ozil and Leno because they are German? Ozil did not ask for advise especially from fans who think he needs one..

      1. Icw, We do not need overtly nationalist comments on here, thank you! People ewho make nationalistic comments about players are not fully evolved ! It is only a short step from racism God forbid!

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