Mikel Arteta is open for the unloading Matteo Guendouzi with frustration mounting over the mid-field antics – including a catch of the camera acting in the course of the training.
Arteta’s patience is tested by Guendouzi, which clashed with match-winner Neal Maupay result of the defeat of Arsenal in Brighton on Saturday. Maupay accused his compatriot of a lack of humility for the things he has said during the game at The Amex.
Sportsmail revealed, Monday, that among the words exchanged were taunts Guendouzi about how much he, and Arsenal, the players have won compared to Brighton.
The coach of Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta (centre) could sell Matteo Guendouzi (to the left) after several incidents
Guendouzi (second from right) at the oar with the striker Neal Maupay as Arsenal lost 2-1 to Brighton
The Arsenal, the midfielder escaped an FA charge of grabbing Maupay by the throat at the end
The incident is the latest that has raised questions about Guendouzi attitude, a situation that Arteta, who is demanding high standards of behaviour that it begins to change the culture of the Arsenal, has been in private remains impressed by.
Sportsmail includes Arteta had the French of the map from the beginning of his reign, when he learned Guendouzi had been up to, while re-watching the training sequences in one occasion during the first days of his reign.
While Arteta’s back was turned, distracted Guendouzi could be seen “tinkering” at a time when the manager wanted to focus from its players.
The Frenchman has been accused of a lack of humility and issuing taunts to the Albion players
Arteta is thought to have been angered by Guendouzi following a training ground indiscretion
Arteta is not best pleased, and it is not considered a coincidence that Guendouzi started only two of the Spanish in 10 league games.
Guendouzi has been suspended for the month of February win over Newcastle with Arteta less than impressed with his attitude during their mid-winter training camp in Dubai.
Guendouzi has started both of Arsenal’s games since the resumption of the season of four months, his attitude is called into question once more.
Some of his team-mates are also understood to have taken a little of some of his antics during his time at the club.
The legend of the Club Ian Wright has praised Guendouzi to show some “fight” and it is recognized through the club being a bad loser and showing the same desire in training as well as matches.
But the former Arsenal midfielder Perry Groves has urged Arteta to ensure Guendouzi falls in line.
Arteta was frustrated and Guendouzi started only two of Arteta’s opening 10 matches in charge
When you look in the back of the training sequences, it is requested Guendouzi was acting up and does not
“I have heard a few things about Guendouzi attitude. You want your players to be confident and a little arrogant on the pitch, but there is not enough good to go around giving people verbals,’ Groves told talkSPORT earlier this week.
“If Maupay has been getting in the ear of any game Guendouzi and he then goes and scores the winner, it is fair to say,” What have you to say now? “
“Someone, whether it is Arteta, the coaching staff or the players, need to say Guendouzi to wind his neck.’
Concerns remain that he has not yet learned to channel his aggression in the right way and how long Arteta is willing to wait remains to be seen.