Former Arsenal star and current Marseille midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was involved in a fight of sorts with Real Betis legend Joaquin in a pre-season friendly yesterday.
Guendouzi has always been hot-headed. He got into numerous altercations with opponents when he was an Arsenal player a few years ago, and it looks like he hasn’t changed one bit.
Mikel Arteta got rid of the talented Frenchman for disciplinary reasons, and we believe that the Arsenal boss has been proven right.
Ex-Arsenal star Guendouzi involved in a fight with Real Betis legend Joaquin
Real Betis hosted Marseille in a pre-season friendly yesterday, and it turned out to be an eventful game.
The two sides tried long and hard to find the opener but couldn’t until the very end. Marseille striker Arkadiusz Milik was the one who broke the deadlock in the 87th minute, and the French outfit believed that would be enough.
However, Rodri Sanchez equalised just three minutes later, and right after the goal, Joaquin and Guendouzi locked heads. Members of both teams came in to separate the two, but not before things got a bit ugly.
Andres Guardado rushed in to help his skipper out, and he pulled Gunedouzi’s hair. The referee had to do something, and he decided to end the game early.
The Insider’s View:
Guendouzi is not Arsenal’s problem anymore.
Marseille were obligated to sign the Frenchman on a permanent deal this summer and they did just that. Some Arsenal fans were a bit grumpy, but we must say, Arteta got that decision right.
Guendouzi is a phenomenal midfielder. He has the talent to go to the very top, but his attitude is a big issue. That cost him his career at Arsenal, and if he doesn’t change his ways, he will likely waste his massive potential.
Arsenal are by no means perfect at the moment, but the one thing Arteta has managed to do is get the troublemakers out. Guendouzi, sadly, was one of them, but we’re definitely better off without him.