In his first season at Arsenal, Matteo Guendouzi became an instant fan favourite. He lit up the Premier League with his magnificent performances and not one person would’ve predicted then that he would be forced out of the club 18 months down the line.
Mikel Arteta is a disciplinarian and Guendouzi’s antics didn’t sit down well with the Arsenal boss. The Frenchman was frozen out of the squad at the end of last season and we tried everything we possibly could to sell him in the summer.
Edu could not manage that and Guendouzi joined Hertha Berlin on loan instead. It looks like his Arsenal career is well and truly over and one of his compatriots could soon join him on that list.
William Saliba is having a big old moan about how Arteta has been really unfair. The young Frenchman is yet to play a senior game for us, and he left on loan to join Nice in last month’s transfer window.
Since his departure, he has given three different interviews where he has had a go at the Arsenal boss. In his latest one with RMC Sport, he has claimed that Arteta judged him only based on ‘ two-and-a-half matches’.
He has been repeating the same things over and over again over the last few weeks, and that will probably not go down well with Arteta.
Saliba could follow Guendouzi out of Arsenal
Arteta has already made it clear to everyone that ‘you’re either on board or you’re out’. Saliba’s comments look more and more like he doesn’t really care about his Arsenal career anymore, and that could well end things.
The young French defender is undoubtedly a tremendous talent. He has all the qualities to be one of the best centre-halves in the world in the coming years, but he needs to keep his mouth shut and work hard for that.
Rambling on and on about why things haven’t worked out for him will only make things worse. Arteta deemed he wasn’t ready for the Premier League and that was based on numerous training sessions, not just two games.
Saliba should put his head down, prove his worth at Nice and come back to Arsenal a changed man. If he decides to keep having a go at Arteta every other week, he might as well give a call to Guendouzi so that the pair can find a new club together.