Close sources have said that Arsenal football club is not ready to sell midfielder, Matteo Guendouzi dismissing speculations that the french midfielder wants to walk away from the club.
Guendouzi was in the news for the wrong reason due to his altercation with Brighton player, Neal Maupay, after the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to his last-second strike. He was subsequently dropped from the squad. Guendouzi was alleged to have berated the home side’s players throughout and grabbed Maupay’s throat after the full-time whistle.
Due to lack of playing time in the team since Arteta’s arrival, there has been speculation that the 21-year-old may be looking for another club to push for a place in the France squad ahead of the European nations cup.
Matteo Guendouzi: Arteta wants his player to jump on the boat.
Meanwhile, Arteta has called on his Arsenal squad to be ready to “jump on the boat.” The Spaniards said such are the kind of players he wants in his squad.
Amid the speculations that Guendouzi is prepared to walk away from the club this summer, Arteta at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Gunners’ FA Cup quarterfinal trip to Sheffield United, refused to deny reports that a meeting was held with Guendouzi, at which the Frenchman claimed he was open to leaving the club.
According to sources the ESPN, the meeting held, and Arsenal is not interested in selling Guendouzi, who joined the club last summer as they reiterated their faith in him.
After escaping a Football Association charge for his conduct, the meeting was held to address the issue, Arteta, who was asked about the future of the 21-year-old at the club whatever internal issues the club has will be dealt with privately.
“All the players that are here, I am counting on them. If they want on the boat, they are more than welcome, and that’s always my mindset. I am here to help all of them to improve individually and collectively, and that is my job.”