Marseille and Arsenal close to completing midfielder transfer

Matteo Guendouzi may have played his last game for Arsenal as he gets set to join Olympique de Marseille before the start of next season.

The Frenchman spent the last campaign on loan at Hertha Berlin after falling out of favour with Mikel Arteta at the Emirates.

He joined the Gunners in the summer of 2018 as they tried to rebuild the squad under Unai Emery at the time.

He was an important member of their first team and he was also a part of the squad when Arteta first became the club’s manager.

However, he fell out with the Spaniard because of his poor off-field attitude and that has seen him struggle to play for them again.

He had a mixed spell on loan at Hertha, but he did enough to earn some interest from Marseille.

The French side is keen to sign him and Todofichajes says they are close to agreeing with Arsenal over his transfer.

The report says the Gunners will trigger a one-year extension on his current deal and then sell him to them.

Both teams are close to agreeing on a fee that would be around 10m euros.

Getting rid of Guendouzi is a positive and making some money for their transfer kitty will go a long way in helping Arsenal.

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19 Comments

  1. Goonster says:

    Keep clearing out please. Xhaka and Guendouzi seem to be on the out. Get as much as you can get for them.

    Thank you very much.

  2. ClassyGunner says:

    Arteta is responsible for Mateo’s value plummeting to a lowly figure.

    1. Trudeau says:

      You don’t think Mateo had anything to do with it? You don’t think if he had smashed it at Hertha his transfer value would have stayed high?

      Good luck to him at Marseille. I hope he grows up along the way.

    2. jon fox says:

      ARROGANT GUENDOUZI , THE ROTTEN APPLE, IS RESPONSIBLE HIMSELF FOR HIS EXCLUSION AND VALUE DROPPING. COVID IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GENERAL MARKET COLLAPSE IN PRICES.

      1. Grandad says:

        Spot on Jon.

      2. SueP says:

        Agree with Trudeau, Jon and Grandad at risk of rinsing and repeating

  3. Neil Kozenevski says:

    Such a stupid decision! Again selling our young and talented for peanuts! One of the few players at Arsenal with fire and passion but Arteta as a yesman needs a team full of mediocre yesmen to suck the life and money out of supporters. While we are at it lets give them Saliba and Mavropanos as well and maybe to sweeten the deal also Martinelli and Azeez so we can give Holding and Bellerin new deals.

  4. 03 gooner says:

    We definitely need to sign more than 1 central midfielder since guendouzi is leaving and very possibly xhaka too.
    1st choice: bissouma(35m) locotelli(£25)
    2nd choice: lokonga(20) neves(30)

  5. GunneRay says:

    That would give us roughly £35 mill in sales. Now for Torreria! Not sure how much we would get for him though?

    1. ACE says:

      Seriously doubt Roma will offer anything near £25M
      for Xhaka. If the Special One really wants the Swiss
      captain than cash plus one of Unger/Diawarra/Darboe.
      will be the most probable outcome. I personally
      think Xhaka should be worth more but if Granit is
      seriously interested in moving on I just can’t see his
      value drastically increasing over the next few years..

      I feel the same with Bellerin/Torreria/Laca/AMN/Nkietah
      If AFC were able to recoup £75M for these players I
      would move them all along. Such a sum could cover
      the fees of Bissouma/Mazraoiu(Ajax RB) and Patson
      Daka..

      If and it’s a MONUMENTAL if Kroenke actually
      supplements the players sales with a summer war
      chest (£100M) AFC could seriously entertain that one
      or two addirtional transfers that would potentially
      transform the club from there current mid table status
      to sneaky EPL contenders.

      Would AC fans be content with this starting 11.?

      P. Daka
      Pepe….Aouar…Saka
      Partey….Bissouma
      Tierney…Gabriel….Kounde….Mazraoui
      Leno

      1. 03 gooner says:

        Not bad at all but I would prefer

        Onana 🎶what’s his name🎶

        Mazraoui/celik mavro gabriel tierney

        Party Lokonga

        Saka pereira pepe

        Andre silva

        Subs: ryan chambers saliba mari locetelli/neves elneny Smith Rowe martinelli auba balogun

  6. DaJuhi says:

    £10m for Guendouzi whos the captain of France U21.

    We really are the worst run club in Europe.

    I thought Kroenke is a business man? We’re terrible even at business management!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Only Arsenal can devalue a young France U21 international. What sort of business can thrive on a practice of buy high, sell cheap, losing money on most trades?

  7. ja says:

    Arsenal are now buying the kind of players newcastle, westham and co should be buying and some of the fans are actually happy about it. Mid table team.

  8. Reggie says:

    How on earth can it be good that we can sell a player for 10 million euros when Arteta came he was valued at 50 mil. Shocking management and i trust Arteta less and less every passing day.

    1. klemens says:

      on the point

    2. Loose Cannon says:

      Reasons for 10Million Euros?
      Answers
      we do not want him
      Hertha Berlin does not want him
      Except OM, rest no one wants him
      He does not want to return
      Bang average player who thinks he is Ballon d’ Or winner, too big for his boots
      Came from the league 2, Arsenal made him and has not imbibed any AFC values

      Take the change and escape from France.
      Our scouts and heirachy are to be blamed for signing football’s any Tom, Dick and Harry. Wenger started it with the likes of Xhaka, Elneny and countless others and others have followed his tradition. The most recent being Neves for 34M when Xhaka is valued at 13-14M. Xhaka will not be missed as Neves is equally worse to Xhaka.

  9. klemens says:

    it would be a beautiful thing if guendouzi extends his stay at arsenal. he is a tireless young player even though he is kind of a slow player but his impact on the pitch along side partey will bring something beautiful to watch

  10. Sid says:

    10 mil seems very little for someone who is french u21 captain and had a satisfactory season as a CM/CDM for Hertha Berlin, scoring 2 goals and assisting 1. IMO we should negotiate for a higher fee around 15-20 mil if we trigger the extension.

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