Matteo Guendouzi is likely to leave Arsenal in the summer if a suitable player swap deal or cash offer is received by the Gunners, according to David Ornstein in an interview with TheConv3rsation. He also went on to discuss Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil’s futures at the club.
Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has not been impressed with Guendouzi’s attitude and discipline at various times during his first six months in charge of the club. Guendouzi was left out of the squad earlier in the season when the Gunners took on Newcastle due to disciplinary issues when the squad was in Dubai for a training camp. He worked his way back into the team but his involvement in an unsavoury incident at Brighton two weeks ago has led to his omission from subsequent matchday squads.
In multiple interviews, Arteta has indicated that ‘some things have to change, but nothing has changed’ with Guendouzi. It is being reported that the Gunners are prepared to sell the Frenchman in the upcoming transfer window. They are offering the former Lorient midfielder to multiple clubs in potential swap deals for players they want. Arsenal would also be open to selling Guendouzi if they were to receive an acceptable bid for him.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has one year remaining on his deal and is yet to sign a contract extension with the Gunners. It is believed that the player is settled in London and loves life at Arsenal. The Gabon international is keen on winning trophies and it is unclear whether he would be able to fulfill those ambitions at the Emirates.
Clubs like Inter Milan, Paris Saint Germain, Juventus and Barcelona are known to be interested in him. If, however, Arsenal were to offer him a new deal with acceptable terms, it is being reported that he would sign a new contract with the North London side.
Memphis Depay has been linked with the Gunners in recent days. If Aubameyang or Lacazette were to depart the club, it had been suggested that Arsenal would look to fill that gap with the Lyon attacker. Ornstein has poured cold water on those reports and believes that there is no interest in the player from the North London club as things stand.
Mesut Ozil has one year remaining on his deal and has made it clear that he will not leave the club until his contract expires. The Gunners are keen on offloading the German playmaker in the summer but it is expected that he will still be at the club come next season.
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