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Guendouzi on his Arsenal return & the claims of him being a ‘bad boy'

Tue 16 March 2021 | 12:42

The Frenchman insists that his time with the Gunners is far from over following his loan move to Herta Berlin as he refused to be looked at as a ‘bad boy’ figure.

Matteo Guendouzi

admitted that he still hopes for a return to


after being loaned to

Hertha Berlin

in the 2020-21 season as he denied the accusations of him being a

“bad boy”


The Frenchman, who fell out the pecking order under Mikel Arteta, believes his career at the Emirates Stadium is far from over and he could still be honored with a return to the Gunners in the final year of his contract with the

Premier League


Talking about his future in interview with

France Football

, he said:

“I am focused on my season at Hertha Berlin. Then, we will make a point with my entourage and the people of the club to ask and discuss the future.”

“I am still an Arsenal player. This summer will be a decisive deadline.”

“I belong to Arsenal for another year. I am here [at Hertha] to improve.”

“From the moment that I am playing for Arsenal, I will give everything for this club, for the fans, for the team, for the staff. I will work hard for the shirt as I have always done.”

Guendouzi joined Arsenal in 2018 coming from


and made his first Gunners appearance against

Manchester City


During his time at Emirates Stadium, the 21-year-old was able to make a total of 82 appearances before getting caught in a word exchange with



Neal Maupay

in his final game on June 20, 2020.

Following his exit, Guendouzi was replaced by former

Atletico Madrid

’s player,

Thomas Partey

, and some believe the main cause of his departure was that he was difficult to manage.

Guendouzi, who believes he has been wrongly accused of being a

"bad boy"

, added:

“I’m not a bad boy, quite the contrary.”

“If you want to succeed, you have to have a very good character, but also this personality to always want to be the best, always to want to win, to progress. It will differentiate you.”

“There are a lot of very good players. Excellent people have failed to turn pro and, for these cases, the mentality has a very large part of the responsibility.”

“My character and my personality have allowed me to do great things. It will still help me to go to the highest level.”

source: SportMob