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Guendouzi training alone due to disciplinary issues 0

Posted on July 07, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

As revealed exclusively by David Ornstein of The Athletic, Matteo Guendouzi has been banished from the first team squad to train alone with a fitness coach.

Much has been said about the 21-year-old’s disciplinary issues since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery as the Arsenal head coach. The first signs of trouble came at the winter training camp in Dubai, after which he was excluded from the squad which faced Newcastle United in the Premier League. The matter appeared to have been resolved, or merely shelved, as he started the next game against Everton and it was widely believed the youngster would buckle down and work harder to control his temperament from that point on.

Real, Barcelona and Leicester monitoring Matteo Guendouzi? 0

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

It has been a season rather loaded with controversies for Matteo Guendouzi. He was called out for a bout of poor behaviour at Arsenal’s training camp in Dubai in the winter, with head coach Mikel Arteta reportedly not impressed, and he put on a show of anger at the end of the Gunners’ defeat away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.

Five minutes before the break, the Seagulls forward Neal Maupay rather thuggishly bumped into Bernd Leno as the Arsenal goalkeeper caught the ball near the edge of the box. He was probably trying to make the German either drop the ball or step over the line, but the result of the contact was that Leno lost his footing and landed awkwardly, getting injured in the process and having to make way for Emiliano Martinez.

Plans afoot for summer overhaul? 0

Posted on March 08, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s results have started gradually improving since Mikel Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December. Much more seems to be in place than before. There are clear ideas being implemented on the pitch, with every player working as hard as he can to fulfill the task given to him. However, it is the job of every manager to take constant looks at the squad at his disposal and ponder possible improvements; what needs to be strengthened, who are the players potentially not up to the standards required, would there be enough depth without them, and who could possibly take their places.

The Guendouzi issue 0

Posted on February 24, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

You’ve probably heard or read somewhere by now that there were some disciplinary issues with Matteo Guendouzi during Arsenal’s winter-break trip to Dubai, after which the midfielder was dropped for the Newcastle encounter. In his weekly column for The Athletic, David Ornstein has thrown some light on what happened there.

Apparently, Guendouzi was involved in a row with another player (whom Ornstein doesn’t name), after which manager Mikel Arteta spoke sharply to both culprits. However, it was Guendouzi who received a stronger reprimand, with Arteta perceiving him as the more guilty party.

Guendouzi reacts to Golden Boy nomination 0

Posted on November 16, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is up for the Golden Boy award, which is something that the club should be proud of. He’s on the fast track towards the top of the midfield game in Europe, and he just needs to find a bit more consistency in the starting XI. Regardless of whether or not he can do that, he seems to have a good head on his shoulders, which can only mean good things for his future.

“It shows that I’ve been working hard at Arsenal and have also done well at international level,” Guendouzi told Arsenal Player.

When karate helped Guendouzi 0

Posted on November 13, 2019 by Harry Kettle

While there are plenty of reasons to be upset as a fan of Arsenal Football Club, there’s no point in getting too down about it over the international break. There’s quite literally nothing the fans can do until either Unai Emery turns things around or the club decides to boot him out the back door. Until those moments come, there’s going to be a great deal of uncertainty and you could argue that much is normal.

Guendouzi reacts to Arsenal vs Crystal Palace 0

Posted on October 28, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal knew they were in for a tough game yesterday, but they probably didn’t expect to have quite so many issues throughout the pitch. One man who had a less than stellar day was Matteo Guendouzi, who seems to still be finding his feet as an Arsenal player. In the wake of the result, the man himself gave his thoughts on what transpired and why he decided to take Wilfried Zaha down when he did.

On settling for the point:
We really wanted to win the game so we attacked a lot towards the end to get the third goal. We allowed spaces [for Palace on the break] but it’s because we really wanted to win.

Guendouzi wins September Player of the Month 0

Posted on October 12, 2019 by Harry Kettle

As reported by, the official votes are in, and Matteo Guendouzi has been voted as the Player of the Month for Arsenal in the month of September. Below is the official statement released by the club.

“Matteo Guendouzi is your September Player of the Month! The France Under-21 international had a superb month, delivering an inspirational second-half performance as we came back to draw 2-2 with Tottenham.

Guendouzi was also the driving force as we twice came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2.

The 20-year-old won a penalty that Nicolas Pepe converted, before laying on an assist for Calum Chambers.

Guendouzi on his rise to prominence with France 0

Posted on September 06, 2019 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has opened up on his rise to the first team of the Arsenal national team. It’s been a long time coming in the eyes of a lot of fans, and now, the youngster will be handed the chance to prove to the world that he is just as good as advertised.

“I was taking a nap and someone knocked on my door. I didn’t answer because I was sleeping,” the midfielder told FFF TV. “Then my phone rang and it was the coach on the phone.

A confidence boost from Emeri has helped Guendouzi land a France call-up 0

Posted on September 05, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Nothing succeeds like success, goes the well-known proverb, but a bit of faith and encouragement from one’s manager can’t harm one either. Guendouzi says that talking to Emery about his role within the club was vital, as the coach told him he would have a key role this season. Thus far Arsenal’s midfielder has played in all four Premier League matches from start to end, with the exception of the one against Liverpool, when he was substituted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 86th minute of the match.

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