Matteo Guendouzi wants out of Arsenal this summer after another disagreement with boss Mikel Arteta left him feeling that the Gunners boss does not trust him.
Guendouzi was criticised after he grabbed Brighton striker Neal Maupay by the throat following the Gunners’ 2-1 recent loss at the AMEX.
The Frenchman was then benched for the following game, a 2-0 win away to Southampton, although Arteta claims the decision was unrelated.
Either way, the France U21 international feels he does not have the backing of manager Arteta and told club bosses he is open to leaving in the summer.
According to French outlet L’Equipe, the relationship between player and coach has been strained for sometime and the latest incident is seen as the straw which broke the camel’s back.
Matteo Guendouzi lost his temper following Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton
Back in February, Guendouzi was dropped from the Arsenal squad that faced Newcastle after clashing with his manager during the club’s winter training camp in Dubai, exchanging heated words with the head coach.
Prior to that, the former Lorient star was pulled up by Arteta for rowing with a teammate during a training session at London Colney.
The young midfielder was deemed the instigator and was thus given a more stern dressing down by his manager.
Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal confronted Neal Maupay of Brighton
Matteo Guendouzi was snubbed by Arteta for the Newcastle game
Now it has been reported that Manchester United have joined Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG and Inter Milan in the race to sign Guendouzi should Arsenal agree to sell him.
The L’Equipe reports add that Guendouzi is also unsure about staying at Arsenal as he wants to boost his chances of becoming a regular for the France national team.
The 21-year-old has started just four of Arteta’s 12 league matches, but despite his…