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Arsenal agrees deal with Marseille for Matteo Guendouzi

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Marseille over a loan deal with an obligation to buy for Matteo Guendouzi, according to reports.

Guendouzi first joined the Gunners back in 2018 from Lorient and initially showed plenty of promise under former boss Unai Emery.

But the 22-year-old fell out of favour under Mikel Arteta, and was banished from the squad following an incident on the pitch in which he grabbed Brighton striker Neal Maupay by throat in June 2020.

Guendouzi didn’t feature for the rest of the season and was subsequently loaned out to Hertha Berlin for the 2020/21 campaign.

And the France Under-21 international looks to have already played his last game for the Gunners, with TF1 in France reporting a deal with Marseille has been struck.

It will take the format of a season-long loan including a mandatory obligation to buy next summer, with Guendouzi set to arrive in Marseille on Monday to complete his medical.

French journalist Mohamed Toubache-Ter reports that Arsenal will earn around £10million for the midfielder.

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