Guendouzi’s Arsenal & Hertha stints
Matteo Guendouzi has had a rather interesting couple of years, since joining Arsenal from the French second-tier back in 2018.
Despite his age and limited experience at the top level, the Frenchman showcased clear signs of promise early in his Gunners career.
However, the now 21-year-old’s form proved somewhat erratic, with Guendouzi having even been compared to a headless chicken due to his non-stop style.
Nevertheless, when Mikel Arteta first took the reins at Arsenal, the youngster was afforded plenty of game-time.
This was only until he was accused of taunting several Brighton stars over finances during a meeting back in June, however. In turn, Guendouzi was not afforded a single appearance over the closing months of last season.
The midfielder has of course since been loaned to German outfit Hertha Berlin for the 2020/21 campaign.
And Guendouzi has endured a rather mixed season to date, with Hertha, after a decent start, having been dragged into a relegation battle. The Arsenal man’s playing time, meanwhile, has taken a hit in the process.
Guendouzi to captain France’s under-21s?
Despite his struggles with Arsenal, and now Hertha, though, the midfielder does appear to be very much in favour internationally.
France under-21 boss Sylvain Ripoll announced his squad for this summer’s under-21 European Championships on Monday.
And Guendouzi was included in the squad, alongside some top stars, such as Houssem Aouar and Eduardo Camavinga:
Les 23 Bleuets qui participeront à la phase de groupe de l’EURO Espoirs 2021 en Hongrie ! 👊🇫🇷
Islande🆚France (31/03) pic.twitter.com/PGfLCNN0Xz
— Equipe de France ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) March 15, 2021
It is Arsenal’s on-loan youngster, though, who is reportedly set to captain Les Bleus’ under-21 side at the tournament:
Matteo Guendouzi will be captain of the France U21s at the Euros – full squad announcement in the next hour.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) March 15, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
Football Live streaming: Featured matches on June 17
|How to Watch|
|Brazil vs Peru||18 June, 01:00 (In 1 hours)||3-1||3-1|
Arsenal betting odds, next game:
Brentford vs Arsenal odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers
|Brentford vs Arsenal Result/Both teams score||Yes||No|
Arsenal's latest videos
Arsenal latest news
|1||Leeds United FC||0||0||0|
|2||Manchester City FC||0||0||0|
|3||Manchester United FC||0||0||0|
|4||West Ham United London FC||0||0||0|
|5||Everton Liverpool FC||0||0||0|
|7||Chelsea London FC||0||0||0|
|8||Arsenal London FC||0||0||0|
|9||Newcastle United FC||0||0||0|
|10||Leicester City FC||0||0||0|
|12||Aston Villa Birmingham FC||0||0||0|
|13||Tottenham Hotspur London FC||0||0||0|
|14||Wolverhampton Wanderers FC||0||0||0|
|15||Crystal Palace London FC||0||0||0|
|16||Norwich City FC||0||0||0|
|19||Brighton & Hove Albion FC||0||0||0|
|20||Brentford London FC||0||0||0|
|Player||Team||Red Cards||Yellow Cards|