REVEALED: Matteo Gunedouzi fights for his future in Arsenal after ruthless Mikel Arteta has contributed to him for the Newcastle victory due to a bad attitude in the winter camp in Dubai
- Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was dropped by Mikel Arteta on Sunday
- The Gunners won 4-0 against Newcastle without the midfielder in the team
- He faces a fight for his future with Arteta who is unhappy with his attitude
- Sources claim that he was not impressed by him during the winter break in Dubai
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi faces a fight to convince Mikel Arteta that he has a long career with the club.
Manager Arteta pushed the French international out of the team for Sunday’s win over Newcastle in what is seen as a warning to the midfielder.
Sources claim that the Gunners boss was unhappy with Guendouzi’s attitude during the recent club training camp in Dubai – and his withdrawal from the matchday team for the Steve Bruce men’s match was the end result.
Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was suspended by his manager Mikel Arteta on Sunday
Arteta has informed his players of the importance of discipline when he tries to rejuvenate that has been put down in recent seasons.
An important element of this is that the Spaniard selects his team based on performance during the week training, something that Guendouzi lacked, hence his absence on Sunday.
Guendouzi arrived at the beginning of last season as one of the first signing sessions for Unai Emery.
Allegedly Mikel Arteta was not impressed by Guendouzi’s attitude during the winter break
But he is now faced with the prospect of regaining Arteta’s confidence after he has fallen.
The Frenchman started Arsenal’s last game before the winter break, a 0-0 draw at Burnley, but when asked about Guendouzi’s absence on Sunday, he replied: “The reason is that players who, in my opinion, train better, behave better and are used more to deliver on the field, what we want, the players are selected. “
The next game from Arsenal is a trip to Greece to play Olympiakos on Thursday in the Europa League Round of 32.