Why Arteta Won’t Let Matteo Guendouzi Play For Arsenal Ever Again Revealed

Arteta Won’t Let Guendouzi Play For Arsenal

Matteo Guendouzi's last action for Arsenal involved him grabbing Neal Maupay by the throat in the club's defeat to Brighton last season.

The French midfielder has not played a minute since.

As a result, Mikel Arteta and Edu sanctioned his exit in the summer – a season-long loan to Hertha BSC.

A season away from the Emirates could be just what the 21-year-old needs to return to form.

But that's not the belief of Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, who reckons the midfielder's days at the club are numbered.

“I do not think he will play for Arsenal again,” Campbell told Football Insider. “He doesn't have a future at Arsenal. Mikel Arteta put him in detention after the Brighton game last season, that is what it was – detention.

“A manager like Arteta wants to see that you can toe the line, take your punishment, keep your trap shut and get working. Guendouzi could not do it.

“He was given a clean slate at the start of the season, like Mezut Ozil, but they did not toe the line.

“Arteta is strong enough to exclude players he cannot trust. When a manager cannot trust you he is not going to back you.

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“The good thing is they got him out on loan because you cannot afford to have ill-disciplined players like that in and around the club. The right thing was to get him out on loan.”

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago

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