The Arsenal transfer window has been, well…underwhelming..so far. Postponement of games because of squad numbers, when Arsenal have shipped out players, whilst signing no-one, is hard to take. One option would be to recall loan players who have sufficient abilities. One such consideration must be Mattéo Guendouzi.
The problem is, that when a player has a perceived spat with Mikel Arteta, it seems the damage is often irreversible. And, this has certainly seemed to be the case with Mattéo Guendouzi, in addition to players like Ozil, and Aubameyang.
However, recalling Mattéo Guendouzi could offer a long term solution to Arsenal’s midfield deficiencies. And, with a new interview coming out with Marseille boss Jorge Sampaoli, 3 areas that Mattéo Guendouzi would benefit Arsenal have been highlighted. So, what are the 3 qualities that Mattéo Guendouzi could bring to Arsenal?
The Mattéo Guendouzi Focused Interview
Marseille, who are facing a transfer ban due to previous activity, would be desperate to keep hold of Arsenal players Mattéo Guendouzi and William Saliba. However, Arsenal have problems of their own, and reports suggest that they may be thinking about recalling the youthful pair. Mattéo Guendouzi has a clear fan, albeit a balanced view taker, in Jorge Sampaoli, who said according to getfootballnewsfrance:
“Aside from his youth, Mattéo has a particular energy. He has a desire to win and he’s a natural leader. We imagined that would be the case but that it would happen over time. Seeing this in addition to his performances, we have an energy that everyone can envy. It’s contagious and it’s a very important value in life.”
“Experience is important for everyone but, for young people, sometimes difficult events are not good experiences. There’s also personal capacity on the mental side. Guendouzi, for example, he’s 22-years-old but he acts like he’s 30. The most important thing is maturity.”
Three Outstanding Qualities Come To The Fore
- Energy – Something Arteta prizes
- Maturity – ‘8 years’ beyond his age
- Natural Leader – Something Arsenal have lacked, but regained with players like Ramsey.
Will Arsenal recall Mattéo Guendouzi? It is hard to get into Arteta’s good books when you have been erased from them. However, given that Arsenal claim such low squad numbers, it remains a possibility, and a beneficial one at that.