Marseille coach’s comments highlight Mikel Arteta mistake amid Arsenal crisis

Marseille coach's comments highlight Mikel Arteta's mistake amid Arsenal crisis

Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli has been paying tribute to soon-to-be Arsenal star, Matteo Guendouzi.

Guendouzi joined Arsenal in the summer of 2018, after a stint in the second tier of French football.

Despite his age and limited experience at the top level, the Frenchman showed clear signs of promise early in his Arsenal career.

However, the 22-year-old’s form has proven somewhat erratic, with Guendouzi even being compared to him. headless chicken Because of his unstoppable style.

However, when Mikel Arteta first took charge at Arsenal, the youngster got plenty of playing time.

This was just so it was Accused From several Brighton stars mocking over finances during a meeting in June of 2020. Guendouzi, in contrast, was not given a single appearance during the final months of the belated 2019/20 campaign.

The midfielder was then loaned to German club Hertha Berlin for the 2020/21 season before joining Marseille on loan last summer. permanent It is now said that the deal is between the French side and Arsenal.

Since then, Guendouzi has managed to impress the French side, scoring three goals and nine assists in 31 Ligue 1 matches. His good form has even seen Guendouzi earn his first appearance in France in this campaign.

Now, when? speak Prior to his team’s meeting with Montpellier, Jorge Sampaoli rated Guendouzi as one of the best midfielders in the world while also praising his maturity: [Guendouzi] On his way to becoming one of the best midfielders in the world.

“Guendouzi’s physical condition is exceptional. He can recover very quickly, and has less risk of injury. He has also managed to impose himself, which can be seen by his selection for the France team. Finally, he is team spirit. He has not progressed thanks to me, he is, in general, he has matured.”


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Mikel Arteta’s mistake

Saeed’s comments suggest that Mikel Arteta and Arsenal made a mistake in letting Guendouzi go on a permanent basis.

It’s easy to see why Arteta wanted to set an example for his behavior against Brighton, but placing the option of a permanent move to Marseille was a mistake.

Now, Arsenal are severely understaffed in midfield and will almost certainly have to sign a new midfielder in the summer.

Meanwhile, Marseille has picked up a more refined and mature Guendouzi for a fairly low fee.

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