Arsenal miss out on £7.75m windfall as midfielder’s transfer confirmed

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Arsenal have accepted a cut-price deal for midfielder Mateo Guendouzi after his loan deal was confirmed this afternoon.

Guendouzi is heading back to France to join Olympique Marseille on a season-long loan, it was confirmed today, with the Ligue 1 side also having an obligatory clause to buy the midfielder at the end of next season.

The 22-year-old looked as though he would make it at Arsenal until a bad tackle at Brighton started a fallout between he and Mikel Arteta, leading to claims of a bad attitude.

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He soon found himself sent on loan to Hertha Berlin, where he spent the entirety of last season, helping the Bundesliga side avoid relegation.

But those who thought Guendouzi might get a second chance after him time away are mistake, because he has been swiftly moved on ahead of pre-season.

It was confirmed today that he has joined on the season-long loan with that obligatory purchase clause, and Get French Football News report the Ligue 1 side will pay €1million (£850,000) to loan the player, with an €11m (£9.4m) fee due to make the move permanent next summer.

That takes the total to £10.25million, which is £7.75million short of the player’s valuation on Transfermarkt.

Nevertheless, given Arteta did not want Guendouzi around ahead of next season, the money will still be a welcome boost as Arsenal look to strengthen this summer.

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