Matteo Guendouzi sent signals to Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta this month. With the Frenchman’s involvement in Marseille’s rescheduled Ligue 1 match against Lyon earlier this year.
This season, the central midfielder has played a key part for a resurgent Marseille. The Arsenal loanee has been instrumental in the French side’s top-three finish in Ligue 1 this season.
Arteta snudded the young midfielder in 2020, who is presently on his second loan away from Arsenal. His first loan was away to German club Hertha Berlin. The 22 year old is expected to sign a permanent deal with the French club this summer.
The Frenchman has featured in 82 games for the Gunners across all competitions. At one stage, he appeared to have a promising future at the club, but he is currently in the second loan spell away from the club.
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Guendouzi has kept his momentum going recently, scoring against Qarabag in the UECL. His exploits in last 32 round of the tournament helped Marseille qualify through to the next round.
Guendouzi looks set to leave Arsenal permanently this summer
The Marseille head coach is a big fan of the player, saying: “Aside from his youth, Matteo has a particular energy. He has a desire to win and he’s a natural leader.
“He has a desire to win and he’s a natural leader.”
“We imagined that would be the case but that it would happen over time. Seeing this in addition to his performances, we have an energy that everyone can envy.
“It is contagious and it’s a very important value in life. Experience is important for everyone but, for young people, sometimes difficult events are not good experiences.
“There is also personal capacity on the mental side.
“Guendouzi, for example, he is a 22-year-old but he acts like he is 30. The most important thing is maturity.”
The French side have reserved an option to buy on the player for this summer, and if this keeps up, it’s likely he’ll be leaving Arsenal on a permanent deal in the summer.
Arsenal back in transfer market for Croatian midfielder after loss to Stoke. It’s not Kovacic but someone almost equally good.
Arsenal set to hold talks with Inter Milan and Croatian midfielder
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic who ended last season with 6 goals and 4 assists in 28 appearances has caught Arsenal’s attention again.
He initially joined Inter on loan but his move was made permanent after his spectacular performances and goals.
Initially Frank de Boer froze him out of the squad then later it was Stefano Pioli who did the same. It was primarily due to his bad discipline.
Brozovic was dropped from the first team after reacting angrily to being substituted in the 2-0 Europa League defeat against Hapoel Be’er Sheva on September 15.
“Brozovic was punished and forgiven,” De Boer stated at a press conference. “He needs to contribute to the squad.
“We will see what happens against Roma at the weekend.”
De Boer has acknowledged Inter need all three points against Sparta Prague to get their European campaign up and running after the surprise defeat to Israeli opposition.
Brozovic seems like a guy you do not want to get in a fight with.
He plays as a box to box midfielder. The 24 year old Croatian play-maker has been widely praised for his long shots. Brozovic has been an and off and on player so far for Inter. One week he’d put up and amazing performance and the next he’d completely disappear. But he’s a very versatile player capable of playing anywhere in the midfield.
Arsene had no plans of making no signings prior to the Stoke City defeat. He has 33 players. He’ll have to clear up space if he wants to sign the Croatian.
The Serie A midfielder is up for grasp for only €20m. Although he had an amazing last season but he’s not included in new manager Luciano Spaletti’s plans.
Rumors say Arsenal are set to hold talks with Inter this week. And there’s a chance of Arsenal unloading some extra players like Wilshire, Elneny and Coquelin this summer to make space for Brozovic.
Brozovic would be an amazing addition to the squad considering his ability to adapt anywhere on the field. Here’s a video showing highlights of his last season at Inter: