Matteo Guendouzi ‘has been EXILED from Arsenal first-team training since Brighton defeat with Mikel Arteta furious at midfielder’s attitude, as Gunners plot to sell hot-headed Frenchman this summer’
- Matteo Guendouzi’s days at Arsenal could be over amid a fall-out with his boss
- Mikel Arteta has sent the Frenchman to train alone with a fitness coach
- The midfielder escaped a ban for swiping at Neal Maupay after Brighton defeat
- However, the Gunners were less than impressed amid a string of issues
- The north-Londoners are now reportedly looking to sell Guendouzi this summer
Mikel Arteta promised ruthlessness when he joined Arsenal and Matteo Guendouzi has been treated to nothing less, being forced to train alone as the Gunners look to sell the midfielder.
The 21-year-old has earned a reputation as a hot-head after a number of incidents, the most recent a throat-grab on Brighton match winner Neal Maupay after the Gunners’ sorry 2-1 defeat to the south-coast side in June.
Guendouzi miraculously avoided a ban from the FA but did not escape Arteta’s wrath, with the Spaniard less than impressed with his attitude – dropping him for every match since.
Matteo Guendouzi having a future at Arsenal is looking unlikely after recent developments
Mikel Arteta has continued to rule with an iron fist, barring the Frenchman from training
Arteta has been unimpressed with Guendouzi’s attitude and has dropped the midfielder
The Athletic are reporting that Guendouzi has been exiled from first-team training since the Seagulls defeat, working with a fitness coach alone after the midfielder failed to impress in a meeting with his boss and technical director Edu.
The report claims the Frenchman and his representatives will meet with Arsenal in the coming days, and that the Emirates side keen to eject him via a sale or swap deal.
Arteta has been unflappable in his direct approach to breaking Arsenal’s steady decline and appears to have turned their post-lockdown form around since dropping Guendouzi.
Guendouzi’s throat-grab on Neal Maupay following defeat to Brighton left Arteta furious
Since Guendouzi was dropped Arsenal have kicked on, scoring four victories in a row
The club’s highest paid player, Mesut Ozil, has also sat out as the Gunners stormed to four-straight wins following the loss at Brighton, conceding just once and banging in 10 goals.
Things are looking up for the Gunners, with 18-year-old hot prospect Bukayo Saka committing his future to the club via a new four-year contract, celebrating with a superb strike in the 2-0 victory over Wolves on Saturday.
Saka will no doubt be influential in Arsenal’s clash with Leicester on Tuesday, where a win would signify huge progress for Arteta.