Date of publication: Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:51
Matteo Guendouzi says his time at Arsenal has been “intense” in a good way, but believes joining Hertha Berlin was the right move.
Guendouzi spent two seasons at Arsenal after joining them in 2018. However, he fell out of favor towards the end of that spell – not reappearing after an incident in which he clashed with Neal Maupay in a game against Brighton.
The midfielder has since moved to Germany, where he joined Hertha Berlin on loan. However, he had received many other offers before making this decision – and has now explained why he chose to move to where he did.
“I had other options, but I thought about it for a long time and very carefully,” he said. Kicker.
“It was an important and very good decision for me. Hertha is a very good team for me. I can’t wait to see my teammates and the games.
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“The Bundesliga is something new for me. I want to win as many games as possible, develop myself more with the whole team and, above all, develop myself more.
“There are still many levels I want to improve on. I am very motivated and now want to help achieve positive results. “
The 21-year-old has already hinted his Arsenal career isn’t necessarily over, but it will focus entirely on Hertha Berlin for now. His contract with his parent club expires in 2022.
Guendouzi satisfied with his move to Arsenal
Guendouzi had mixed fortunes during his two years at Arsenal, making a promising start to life in north London but eventually falling out of favor.
In total, he left the club after making 82 appearances, including 57 in the Premier League.
And the Frenchman insists he is happy with the progress he has made at Emirates Stadium – while also revealing two team-mates who have helped him choose the Bundesliga as his next destination.
“I played over 80 games there and had a great, intense time there,” he said.
“I learned a lot about sports there and I grew up there. It was two good years for me.
“I also had a very good relationship with Mesut Özil and Bernd Leno, both of whom said a lot of good things to me about the Bundesliga.
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