While the winter transfer window is in full swing, Olympique de Marseille could fear the worst for Matteo Guendouzi. In any case, this is what Emmanuel Petit suggests.
After registering the arrival of Cédric Bakambu, the Marseille club wants to continue to strengthen on the transfer market, targeting in particular Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax) or Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal). In the direction of departures, OM could also suffer several losses, including an unexpected one? It is in any case the will of Emmanuel Petit, who would like Matteo Guendouzi to return urgently to Arsenal during this month of January.
“Some have to recover, like Matteo Guendouzi”
“Arsenal must have new faces this winter because of the players who left for the Africa Cup of Nations, the Covid or injuries. The Gunners are particularly short in midfield. And if you think of the midfielders that have been loaned out recently, they must recover some, like Matteo Guendouzi, who has been playing very well with Marseille lately. With an effort like that, Arsenal could aim for the Top 4. If you had asked me that question two months ago, I would have said it would be a miracle. But, after what Arsenal has been doing in recent months, they now have a golden opportunity. They had a terrible start to the season, but now, after six months of play, they have a chance to qualify for the Champions League. Honestly, the opportunity they have now is a gift for Arsenal players, so they have to grab it ”, launched the former Gunner on The Sun.
Despite this desire from Emmanuel Petit, Arsenal will have a hard time repatriating the French international. Already because the 22-year-old midfielder feels good at OM, where he is progressing by playing the podium in L1. But also because the former Lorient midfielder is linked with Marseille until the end of the season. So that if maintained, the option to buy Guendouzi, set at 11 million euros, will be automatically exercised by the Marseille management. Suffice to say that Guendouzi has very little chance of returning to the Premier League, despite the will of Emmanuel Petit, and that of some Arsenal supporters who see that the current Guendouzi could do good for their team.