Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi is reportedly closing in on a permanent move away from the team in the summer transfer window.
Guendouzi’s most recent game for Arsenal came in their 2-1 loss to Brighton & Hove Albion in June 2020, where he was involved in a confrontation with Neal Maupay after the full-time whistle and was not selected through out the rest of the campaign.
Arsenal chiefs are believed to have been concerned about Guendouzi’s discipline, he was loaned out to Hertha Berlin for the 2020-21 campaign, where he has impressed with two goals and three assists from 24 Bundesliga games.
Guendouzi is set to return to the Emirates stadium at the end of his loan spell in Germany, however, he is believed to be one of several players on the chopping block as Mikel Arteta seeks to raise funds for a summer overhaul.
A permanent transfer to Hertha has been mooted, however, according to Le 10 Sport, Marseille are leading the race for the France Under-21 international services.
Guendouzi’s existing deal at the Emirates Stadium expires in 2022, and it seems unlikely that he will be offered a new contract with Arsenal expected to set a price tag for him this summer rather than let him walk away for free next year.