After spat with Mikel Arteta, Matteo Guendouzi has responded to rumours

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Matteo Guendouzi has responded positively to his training ground spat with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

The French midfield recently clashed with the Gunners boss during the club’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai.

The furious row erupted on the training ground before resuming back at the team hotel, and led to Guendouzi being dropped for Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Newcastle.

The 20-year-old was returned to the Arsenal first team for the 1-0 victory over Olympiakos in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Gunners still believe Guendouzi can develop into one the best players at the club, and plan to stick by him, despite the recent spat.

According to The Athletic, the Frenchman has responded to the incident in a ‘highly impressive’ manner and has seemingly put the issue behind him.

Arteta recently opened up on Guendouzi, providing an insight into why he dropped him.

“It was about the way we train, the way we play, the way we live,” said Arteta. “I want the best players for the game and I select them in relation to what I see on a daily basis.

“I just make my team selection and the squad is selected in regards to how they play, how they train and how they behave.

“Every week it will be different. One week it will be on reason, another week it will be another reason.”

He added: “I don’t want people hiding. I want people taking responsibility for the job. Anybody that doesn’t buy into this is not good enough for this environment or culture.

“The players have to accept a different process, a different way of thinking. If we don’t have the right culture the tree is going to shake.”


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