It’s clear that Mikel Arteta’s problems with Matteo Guendouzi came down to his application and attitude rather than his ability, but it’s hard to tell if the midfielder could return to the Emirates and get another chance next season.
He’s doing well in Germany with Hertha Berlin and he’s the kind of player that Arsenal need in the midfield just now.
His energy and pressing ability would be a welcome addition to most teams, but he demonstrated last night that he’s developing his end product once he wins the ball back too:
Matteo Guendouzi delivered a masterclass last night for France U-21 to book a place at the Euros.
I know he had his problems with Arteta at Arsenal but this kid has so much talent and so much upside. Arteta should make it work.
— Gooner Report (@GoonerReport) November 17, 2020
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It would be a case of Arteta swallowing his pride so it could come down to how secure he feels in his job, so it will be an interesting situation to watch.