Arsenal midfielder Mateo Guendouzi has reportedly been frustrating his Marseille team-mates with his on-pitch behaviour at the French Ligue 1 side.
The promising French midfielder has not played for the Gunners competitively since August 20 last year, following a very public falling out with manager Mikel Arteta.
Guendouzi was shipped out on loan to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin last summer, before being sent to Marseille in the last transfer window.
He has started reasonably well at the Stade Velodrome, scoring one goal and assisting another in seven appearances for Jorge Sampaoli’s side.
However, French journalist Romain Canuti has said his team mates are beginning to find his behaviour and actions unbearable.
"There are a few players at Marseille who are struggling with Guendouzi,” said Canuti.
“His way of working, when he always blames others for things, when he falls to his knees in training to implore God because a touch isn’t good enough, it grates."
The 22-year-old midfielder looked to be the next big prospect at the Gunners when he arrived from Lorient in 2018.
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He became a key midfield pillar during Unai Emery’s tenure at Arsenal; making 33 Premier League appearances under the Spanish manager, as well as playing a key role in their journey to the Europa League final.
However, Guendouzi has failed to ingratiate himself with Mikel Arteta who has only deployed the fiery midfielder 12 times during his reign as Arsenal boss.
It is believed Arteta decided to part ways with the youngster after he grabbed Brighton and Hove Albion striker Neil Maupay by the throat and allegedly bragged about the amount of money he earns.
In his post-match interview in which Brighton beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Amex Stadium, Maupay said the Gunners lacked “humility”.
Arteta’s no nonsense approach when it comes to egos saw Guendouzi shown the exit door at the very next possible moment, as he was on his way to the Bundesliga the following transfer window.
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