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‘I needed to enjoy myself on the pitch’: Matteo Guendouzi insists spell at Arsenal is NOT over

‘I needed to enjoy myself on the pitch’: Matteo Guendouzi says gaining more playing time was only reason behind his Hertha Berlin loan move as he insists spell at Arsenal is NOT over

  • Guendouzi hasn’t played for the club since clashing with Neal Maupay in June
  • The Frenchman captained his country’s Under-21s side against Liechtenstein 
  • Arsenal also want to loan out 19-year-old William Saliba to a Championship side 

Matteo Guendouzi insists his Arsenal career is not over after being frozen out by manager Mikel Arteta. 

The 21-year-old left the Emirates Stadium on transfer deadline day, joining Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan deal.

Having initially impressed at Arsenal following his move from Lorient in 2018, the France Under-21 international had not featured for the Gunners this season.

Matteo Guendouzi hasn’t played for Arsenal since squaring up to Brighton’s Neal Maupay 

He has not kicked a ball for Arteta’s side since a post-match clash with Brighton striker Neal Maupay after Arsenal had lost to the Seagulls on June 20.

The Spaniard made…