ARSENAL are reportedly ready to sell Matteo Guendouzi after his meltdown against Brighton.
The French midfielder was was filmed grabbing Brighton match-winner Neal Maupay around the throat and hurling him to the ground at the end.
Despite the flare-up, Guendouzi has escaped a retrospective ban.
The Daily Mail reported that Guendouzi had taunted some of the Brighton players that he “earns more money than you ever will” during the game.
The Frenchman pockets around £40,000-a-week, some way behind Mesut Ozil’s £350,000-a-week mega deal.
The Mail also alleged that Guendouzi “was saying the Brighton players were s***”, that he “has done this before” to players at other clubs.
Now the newspaper is reporting that the player’s latest indiscretions have prompted boss Mikel Arteta to put him up for sale.
Guendouzi’s card looks to have been marked from the early days of Arteta’s reign when he once “had been acting up while re-watching training footage”.
Arteta’s back was turned, but after finding out about Guendouzi “messing about” the Spanish gaffer was “not best pleased”.
The youngster was also involved in a bust-up with Arteta earlier in the season.
A clash on the training ground during the club’s winter break training camp in Dubai left Guendouzi in the bad books with the boss and his coaching staff.
Guendouzi has even been told to “grow up” by one former Arsenal star who fears he could waste his career.
The stark wake-up call came from his friend and ex-Gunner Jeremie Aliadiere.
He told Goal: “Listen, I’m a big fan of the guy.
“He’s like my little brother and I always told him that Arsenal would be a very good team for his development as a player and as a human being.
“He took my advice and came to the club, but I just feel Matteo hasn’t grown up as a human being yet.”
Guendouzi was fuming with Maupay after the Gunners’ 2-1 loss to Brighton seemingly believing he was at fault for the horror injury suffered by keeper Bernd Leno.
That injury saw a long stoppage and Leno angrily confront the Brighton ace as he was carried off on a stretcher.
After original fears the German stopper could be out for A YEAR, it has now been confirmed he faces six weeks on the sidelines.
By: John Hutchinson
Title: Mikel Arteta ‘ready to sell Matteo Guendouzi’ after Arsenal star taunted Brighton players over wages
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11939416/mikel-arteta-matteo-guendouzi-transfer-bright-maupay/
Published Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 06:04:51 +0000