Arsenal fans ruing Matteo Guendouzi exit as France U21 clip goes viral

Arsenal supporters have called for Mikel Arteta to find a place for Matteo Guendouzi at the Emirates.

The central midfielder was sent on a season-long loan to the Bundesliga with Hertha back in October following a falling out with his manager that saw him slip down the pecking order.

The 21-year-old became a key component of the Gunners side under former boss Unai Emery, but it appears that though Arteta is now keen to build without the Lorient academy graduate.

However, his inspirational performance for France u21 in their UEFA Euro Under 21 qualifying clash against Switzerland has certainly caught the eye of Arsenal fans.

Guendouzi, who had taken the armband off substituted former Arsenal youngster Jeff Reine-Adelaide, carried his side over the line by setting up a third goal in injury time.

The 25-second clip shows the youngster pressing his opponents deep into their own half as they pushed for an equaliser, before forcing a mistake and squaring for Randal Kolo to end the contest.

The effort has shocked some of the Arsenal faithful who were watching, and it could give Arteta something to think about after he watched his side collapse against Aston Villa last time out.

One supporter said after watching the clip: “Okay we've bottled it again with another youngster.”

With a second saying in response: “Would love Guendouzi back at Arsenal but can’t see it happening.”

A third continued: “Arteta has to do something. He’s fallen out with too many players.”

With a fourth concluding: “We don't deserve him after the way we treated him.”

That performance comes after more question marks were raised by Guendouzi’s former boss at Lorient.

Speaking to French outlet Canal+, Mickael Landreau said: "He annoyed me terribly, he is very complicated to manage. He sometimes has some behaviours within a group that are very, very hard.

"But somehow, that’s what he is: big; he doesn’t let go, he is a fighter. He has an oversized ego, but he certainly needs it."

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