Date: 20th December 2020 at 10:00am
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Matteo Guendouzi could leave Arsenal on a permanent deal in next summer’s transfer window, according to Bild.

The German publication are claiming that the odds are in Hertha Berlin’s favour over signing the £28.8m-rated young French midfielder at the end of this campaign.

Should Arsenal let Guendouzi leave on a permanent deal next summer?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Guendouzi was sent on loan for the 2020/2021 season after failing to apologise for his bust-up with Neal Maupay following Arsenal’s loss to Brighton and Hove Albion last season.

Having assessed Arsenal’s midfield options, I can’t say that letting the talented midfielder leave the club is a good move by the club. However, having heard about a potential ‘cultural overhaul‘ of the first-team squad from the Spaniard, letting Guendouzi leave would be the right decision.

Whilst the young gun is clearly talented, he possesses a poor attitude and should definitely be one of the first to leave the club if the culture is being changed.

His outburst against Maupay spoke volumes of his poor attitude and shows that whilst he’s young, he clearly can’t fall in line with the strict policy Arteta has put into place. To mock the earnings of a fellow professional was poor, but, then to fail to apologise to his own boss and teammates shows he is quite self-absorbed and cares only about himself.

This is the time for the former Manchester City coach to stamp his authority on the squad. Letting the likes of the France youth international leave the team would be a big first step in the right direction. There will be some very unpopular decisions made but if they prove to be the right ones that send the club in the right direction, then why not?

In other news, the Arsenal squad are unhappy over this Mikel Arteta move.