Matteo Guendouzi aims to dig Arsenal fans as he insists Marseille have ‘best atmosphere’
Matteo Guendouzi aims to dig Arsenal fans as he insists Marseille have the ‘best atmosphere’ that ‘lifts players up’ and says it’s ‘totally different’ from the Emirates
- Matteo Guendouzi blames Arsenal fans for UAE atmosphere
- It is loaned to the French club but the agreement includes an obligation to purchase
- The 22-year-old says Marseille fans are second to none with Gunners fans
- Guendouzi claimed the French team have the best atmosphere that uplifts players
Matteo Guendouzi has targeted Arsenal fans by claiming that Marseille have a better stadium atmosphere which is “second to none” in the Emirates.
The midfielder left the Gunners to join the French side on loan in July, but there is a purchase obligation clause for Â£ 10million included in the deal meaning he is unlikely to return to North London.
Guendouzi was frozen by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta after being was heard mocking Brighton players on their wages in a match in which he was also sent off towards the end of the 2019-20 season.
Matteo Guendouzi has targeted Arsenal fans saying Marseille have a better stadium atmosphere
The 22-year-old has been loaned to Hertha Berlin for the 2020-2021 campaign and has found no way to get back into the Gunners setup upon his return.
The midfielder seems satisfied with his new club and, when asked about Marseille supporters, he aimed a small blow at his former group of fans.
“Marseille supporters are second to none,” said Guendouzi.
âAt Arsenal, there is a big stadium, but it’s totally different. The best atmosphere is here. It’s amazing to play in front of a crowd like this, it really uplifts the players. ‘
The midfielder left the Gunners after being sent off from the squad by manager Mikel Arteta
Guendouzi had written a moving message to Arsenal fans when he left the club earlier this summer, insisting he would be “a Gooner forever”.
Announcing his departure on his Instagram account, Guendouzi wrote: âThank you @Arsenal.
‘Thank you for everything! I discovered and learned so much during my stay here. It would be impossible to list everything without forgetting a memory or a word … But I will never forget a minute spent with the Gunners jersey.
âI will never forget Emirates Stadium. I will never forget the fans. I will not forget the city. I will never forget everything I have been through here. I will never forget that my only desire was to proudly defend Arsenal’s colors.
âThank you to everyone who believed in me while I was here, through good times and bad. I can only wish the club and its fans who deserve so much the best, believe me! “Goodbye Arsenal, I will never forget you and be a Gooner forever.”
The 22-year-old said the atmosphere at French clubs was ‘incomparable’ to that of the Emirates
The midfielder was embroiled in a controversy during Marseille’s match against Nice, which saw a huge on-field scuffle between Nice supporters, as images showed marks on his neck.
The midfielder was embroiled in a controversy during Marseille’s match against Nice, which saw a huge brawl on the pitch between Nice fans and members of the Marseille squad. The supporters threw a bottle at Marseillais Dimitri Payet, who then sent him back to the stands before the supporters stormed the pitch.
Images emerged of the midfielder, who appeared to show marks on his neck consistent with a choke. But Guendouzi was accused of having lied about his injuries by the President of Nice, Jean-Pierre Rivere.
“Apart from the photo which is everywhere, there was no violence against OM players,” he told L’Equipe. “By the way, Guendouzi, with pictures to prove it, doesn’t have any marks on his neck when he’s on the pitch.”
But Marseille communications director Jacques Cardoze fought back and insisted that an independent doctor examine Guendouzi’s injuries.
âThere are cuts, we had an independent doctor in Marseille. There will be medical certificates, âhe said. “These are elements that will allow the investigation of the League and the discipline committee.”
After the incident, the referee led the two teams off the field and into the locker room. Eighty minutes after the match was suspended, Nice said they wanted to start again, but Marseille refused for fear of safety.