Arsenal wants to open contract negotiations with Matteo Guendouzi with Gunners ready to offer improved wages
Arsenal ‘wanted to open contract negotiations with Matteo Guendouzi as they prepare to offer the young French midfielder a huge wage increase’
- Reports say that Matteo Guendouzi is ready to start discussions for a new Arsenal deal
- The 20-year-old has played for the Gunners 77 times since joining in 2018
- It is believed that the Frenchman starts talking to the club in the summer
- Guendouzi has only started twice under the new Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta
Arsenal sits down with Matteo Guendouzi about an improved contract that would give the 20-year-old a significant wage increase.
The young French midfielder has been a favorite of fans at the club in North London since joining Lorient for £ 7 million in 2018.
While the North London club is experiencing a substandard season in the Premier League, they want one of their most talented young people who have written a new deal.
Popular Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi will talk for a new contract in the summer
THE ARSENAL CAREER OF MATTEO GUENDOUZI
He is reported at £ 40,000 a week and according to football.london, there has not been any contact between the player and the club about a new deal, but it is generally assumed that the discussions will start in the summer, after the close of the competition season.
Despite being a relatively unknown player for fans throughout Europe before joining the Gunners, Guendouzi managed to make his way to the starting line-up of Arsenal, despite competition from more experienced options in Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka.
The young midfielder played 77 times for North Londoners since his arrival two years ago, scored one and registered five assists.
The Frenchman started every Premier League match for Arsenal this season under Unai Emery, but has only started two league games under new manager Mikel Arteta.
The French midfielder has only started two league games for Arsenal under Mikel Arteta (R)
Guendouzi’s only goal for Arsenal so far came in the Europa League against Qarabag in 2018
Despite Arteta’s reluctance to start Guendouzi in the competition, the 20-year-old seems to have done enough to impress the new head coach and earn a new contract.
The rise of the midfielder in Arsenal’s line-up also earned him a spot on the 2019 Golden Boy shortlist, but Guendouzi lost the grand prize from Joao Felix to Atletico Madrid.
A new contract for the Frenchman would be an important incentive for Arsenal, who will be afraid of losing many important players due to their disastrous competition time.
The 20-year-old was preparing this week for an important end to the season for Arsenal in Dubai
The Gunners are tenth in the Premier League, ten points from the top four with thirteen games to go.
Still, Arsenal could still qualify for the Champions League if they win the Europa League. They start their journey to the final in Gdansk with a final 32 draw against Olympiacos.
And Arteta, a former Arsenal captain, is probably watching the FA Cup, while the North London club faces League One on the side of Portsmouth in the fourth round.