Arteta has made it clear there are several “non-negotiables” that all players must abide by. The likes of Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have suffered similar fate to Guendouzi.
However, the case of the midfielder is different to that of his two more senior peers. Ozil and Aubameyang were not performing on the pitch, had both past 30 and were the highest earners at the club.
Guendouzi is an up-and-coming talent who has had a fine season with Marseille. Arsenal are set to be in the market for a midfielder this summer and he could have fit the bill perfectly.
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