Unai Emery is reportedly keen to be the man to take Matteo Guendouzi off Arsenal’s hands, with Foot Mercato reporting that the former Gunners boss has made contact with his old club about signing the midfielder.
Foot Mercato has suggested that Guendouzi is set to leave the Emirates this summer. He has not been involved for Mikel Arteta’s side since June.
The report notes that both Guendouzi and Arteta believe that he needs to move on. And it appears that it is a familiar face who is ready to offer the 21-year-old a way out of North London.
Foot Mercato claimed that Arsenal have received an enquiry from Villarreal for Guendouzi. And the talks could lead to a loan move which would include an option to buy.
While there only appears to be a handful of Arsenal fans who want to see Guendouzi stay, it does seem that plenty of supporters have one particular problem with the report.
Guendouzi’s stock remains high. He looks to be an extremely talented player with a bright future ahead of him. And Foot Mercato notes that he has been linked with Barcelona in this window.
Therefore, several fans are imploring Arsenal to not sanction a loan move this summer. At the very least, they want to see Emery agree to an obligation to buy rather than an option.
Arteta may have to work with a modest budget during the coming weeks. So Arsenal arguably cannot afford to let any high-value players leave on loan.
The fans are urging the club to move Guendouzi on permanently. And if a loan is the best they can do, they want Emery to commit to keeping him at the end of the season.
Here is how some of the supporters have reacted to the reports…
How does an option to buy help us they either need to sign him straight away or it needs to be an obligation to buy
— Bray (@brayjw1) August 4, 2020
we need the money now or swap deal any other than this is not welcome.
— Jo (@Joa_afc) August 4, 2020
Arsenal need the money please. No loan!!
— Adewumi Onaopemipo (@PuffyA007) August 4, 2020
AGENT UNAI YESSS
— Fourteen Times 🏆 (@badhairlyf) August 4, 2020
Loaning out guendouzi would be a stupid move
— Joe (@AFCJoe10) August 4, 2020
Obligation and it’s okay
— Jamie (@classenalfc) August 4, 2020
No loan. We need the cash and I doubt we’d do a loan. The club wants him gone.
— XhakaLacaDingdong (@DingdongLaca) August 4, 2020
Why can’t we just sell him to someone who will pay a good price. All these loans are rubbish.
— PositivelyArsenal (@nicky_j) August 5, 2020