Arsenal transfer news: Matteo Guendouzi could be about to benefit the Gunners amid Aston Villa links
It’s set to be a very exciting January transfer window for Arsenal fans.
Mikel Arteta’s men are currently leading the way in the Premier League, and the club would like to keep it that way.
The name on everybody’s lips right now is Mykhaylo Mudryk.
It’s a deal both the club and player want to get done as quickly as possible.
However, no agreement has been made between Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Unless a deal that’s too good to be true comes up, this looks like the only transfer Arsenal are chasing.
However, Arteta’s side could benefit from a move going on elsewhere in the Premier League.
Watts has said that Arsenal have a sell-on clause in the contract of Matteo Guendouzi.
The French midfielder moved to Marseille in the summer, but could be heading back to the Premier League.
It would be a very quick return to the Premier League for the 23-year-old.
Arsenal could benefit from Guendouzi sell-on clause
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Watts said: “One that’s quite an interesting one potentially at the moment is [Matteo] Guendouzi.
“Coming back to the Premier League, linking up with Unai Emery.
“That’s a big story that’s doing the rounds at the moment, Aston Villa interested in signing Guendouzi and bringing him back.
“It doesn’t sound like there’s been any sort of official bid yet, but it’s one that Unai Emery is keen on.
“For Arsenal it would be beneficial, they do have a sell-on clause with Guendouzi, I’m not exactly sure what it is.
“But there is a sell-on clause included in that deal with Marseille.”
It would be a serious windfall for Arsenal as Marseille look set to demand a club-record fee for Guendouzi.
The midfielder is clearly talented but never settled in properly during his time at The Emirates.
Eventually, Mikel Arteta decided it was better to let him leave than try to incorporate him into the side.
Arsenal were wise to include a sell-on clause in the deal that saw Guendouzi leave Arsenal this summer.
If he does end up joining Villa, he could go a small way to helping fund the arrival of Mudryk this month.