Deemed as haughty, contemptuous and unable to keep calm during Arsenal’s defeat against Brighton (1-2), Mattéo Guendouzi has not replayed since his skid.
Left out of the professional group in the two games against Southampton (2-0) and Norwich (4-0), the midfielder continues to pay for his behavior.
Arteta: “Some things have to change”
Asked about the absence of Mattéo Guendouzi on the sidelines of success against the Canaries, Mikel Arteta justified his decision. The Spanish technician seems to expect a real challenge from the former Lorient player.
“It is (his sidelining) for the same reasons as last week,” said the Gunners’ coach quoted in the Daily Mail. Some things must change and nothing has changed. “
Guendouzi on the hot seat?
Criticized internally for his not really exemplary behavior, Mattéo Guendouzi would no longer have the favors of his coach. Appreciated by Unai Emery, the 21-year-old is struggling to convince his successor on the Arsenal bench. After having lacked involvement during the winter internship in Dubai, his last flaw against Neal Maupay could cost him dearly. According to the English media, Arteta could agree to let him go during the transfer window.
Since the return of the former playmaker to the London club, Mattéo Guendouzi has only started four of Arsenal’s fourteen Premier League games. Without real improvement, the situation should not change.
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