Arteta bans Guendouzi from first team training after meeting with Edu

Arteta and Guendouzi

Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi hasn’t trained with the first team for over a fortnight after he was banned by the club’s manager Mikel Arteta.

Guendouzi has been training with a fitness coach and without his team-mates for the past two weeks after he grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton last month.

The midfielder was lucky to escape a ban for the incident but Mikel Arteta was unhappy with his conduct and the player has been left out of the squad for the past four games.

When quizzed on the issue, Arteta has maintained that the situation hasn’t changed and in doing so, this suggests that Guendouzi’s bad attitude still remains a problem.

But the situation is even much worse than first feared as Guendouzi has not trained at all with the Arsenal first-team in the last fortnight, according to the Athletic.

Guendouzi was called into a meeting with Arteta and the club’s technical director Edu after the incident occured and the duo were not pleased with his responses to their questions about the issue.

He was then told he would be training alone and aside from his teammates until this situation changes.

Guendouzi had previously angered Arteta on a warm weather training camp in Dubai earlier this year, which resulted in him being left out of Arsenal squad that played against Newcastle.

Arsenal signed the Frenchman in a £5m deal from Lorient but Emery knew about his attitude problems, though he was insisted he could change the player.

The club are now set to meet with his representatives in the coming days to talk about his future and there’s possibility that he could make an exit this summer.


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