Arsenal allow Matteo Guendouzi to leave on loan without receiving a fee

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi has not featured for Arsenal since his clash with Neal Maupay back in June (Picture: Getty)Arsenal appear to have missed out on their No.1 midfield target Houssem Aouar and have struggled to find the funds required to activate Thomas Partey’s Atletico Madrid release clause. AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta also sanctioned the loan departure of Lucas Torreira to Atletico this week, but despite the paucity of options he currently has in central midfield, the 38-year-old has also given the green light to Guendouzi’s exit. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHertha, who attempted to sign Granit Xhaka back in January shortly after the Switzerland international clashed with his own fans during a tempestuous draw against Crystal Palace, will pay the entirety of Guendouzi’s wages but will not be required to pay a loan fee. By contrast, Arsenal were forced to pay Real Madrid £4million to take Dani Ceballos back on loan for a second consecutive season, MORE: ‘Real shame’ – Arsenal legend Alan Smith reacts as Mikel Arteta fails in bid to sign Houssem AouarMORE: Mikel Arteta backs Arsenal board after missing out on Houssem Aouar transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal allow Matteo Guendouzi to leave on loan without receiving a fee Matteo Guendouzi has not featured at all for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi is set to leave Arsenal on loan and join Hertha Berlin, according to widespread reports.The France international joined the Gunners two years ago from Lorient as a virtual unknown after he was recommended by the club’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.Guendouzi, who cost just £7.25m, made an immediate impression under Unai Emery and established a reputation as one of Europe’s most exciting young midfield talents. The 21-year-old struggled to win the total confidence of Emery’s successor, Mikel Arteta, however, and fell foul of the former Arsenal captain’s ‘non-negotiables’. ADVERTISEMENTGuendouzi attracted the ire of his manager following a disciplinary breach during a warm weather training camp in Dubai earlier this year and has been frozen out of the first team picture entirely since he clashed with and taunted Brighton’s Neal Maupay back in June. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Oct 2020 11:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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