Arsenal ban Matteo Guendouzi from first team training after Mikel Arteta’s bankruptcy


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has not included Matteo Guendouzi in the squad since their disagreement following Brighton’s loss more than two weeks ago.Arteta has dropped Guendouzi for the Gunners’ last four games after the midfielder faced Neal Maupay of Brighton in the June 20 loss to Arsenal.

The Gunners boss alluded last month to “internal problems” that saw the French midfielder miss these matches; all of which were won by North Londoners.

And The Athletic claimed that Guendouzi trained alone with a fitness trainer after the boss apparently lost patience with his player.

It is claimed that Arteta and technical director Edu were not impressed after holding a crisis meeting with the player following the Brighton incident.

Matteo Guendouzi argued with Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

Guendouzi had also drawn Arteta’s anger during the mid-season trip to Dubai in February – but returned to the line-up after receiving a second chance from his boss.

But it seems that Arteta was frustrated by Guendouzi’s response to his last punishment.

The publication also claims that the boss, knowing that the midfielder has undeniable talent, is frustrated that the midfielder has not yet apologized.

Arsenal, it has been suggested, has also explored the possibility of using it as part of an exchange in the summer transfer window.

Midfielder faced Neal Maupay of Brighton in Arsenal’s June 20 defeat

Club leaders are expected to meet with Guendouzi officials in the coming days to discuss the situation.

Arteta said last month, “Whatever internal problems we have, we will deal with them privately and I will never make any of these public.

“All the players who are here, I count on them. If they want on the boat, they are more than welcome and it is always my state of mind. ”

Arteta declined to answer questions for which Guendouzi, after escaping a Football Federation ban for catching Brighton Maupay striker around the throat, has not even benched since.

Guendouzi was banned from first team training

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But, pushed to explain what his comment “on the boat” meant, Arteta explained the situation before the victory over the Wolves.

He said: “Players who respect the values ​​we want to implement, that they are 100% committed to our culture, and players who are responsible every day for what we demand of them.

“Players ready to help each other, fight for each other and play together.

“That’s what I mean by being on the boat. If you behave like this every day, you are welcome here and we want to make the most of you and help you enjoy your profession with us. “


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