Hertha Berlin Chief heaps praise on Arsenal outcast Guendouzi

Matteo Guendouzi-Hertha Berlin

The French midfielder moved to Bundesliga on a season-long loan this summer.

Arsenal-bound Matteo Guendouzi must have found his foot right at Hertha Berlin after what turned out as a disastrous last season at Emirates Stadium.

Following the spat with Brighton’s Neil Maupay in the Premier League season, Guendouzi was forced to sit on the bench by manager Mikel Arteta for the remainder of the games, hardly making any appearances.

Hertha Berlin signed the Frenchman from the Gunners on loan this summer and the club’s chief Michael Perez looks to be more than happy about his progress.

Perez said, Three months ago, Matteo’s loan signing wasn’t possible, but it was at the beginning of October.

“We are happy that he is here and that he enriched our game from the start.

“We’ll see everything else next summer. How the prices will develop by then and what Arsenal are planning then, nobody can say today.”

Guendouzi’s clash with Maupay happened after the restart of football last season in which Brighton defeated the Gunners 2-1, with the latter one scoring the winner.

The French midfielder also refused to apologise Arteta for his actions and in return, it saw him getting frozen out of the squad.

The 21-year-old might have been off to a good start to his loan spell in Bundesliga, but his future with Arsenal remains up in the air.

Guendouzi has made two appearances for Hertha in Bundesliga so far after recovering fully from Coronavirus.