Berlin-based sporting director Hertha Arne Friedrich says Matteo Guendouzi is a great player and says his recent improvement shows that it is good for the club to take the time to help players.

He is a great professional

Guendouzi joined the Bundesliga on loan in October after he fell out of favor at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta and questions were raised about his attitude. The 21-year-old has become a key player for the German side, making 21 appearances and scoring two goals, and Friedrich says Hertha had no complaints about the Frenchman’s behavior or influence.

he said that when they talk about Guendouzi and they see his skills, they understand that he is a great player and that he also read that he had problems at Arsenal, but that he behaves very well here. He puts himself on the field. He is a great professional. According to him, Guendouzi’s situation confirms that they must always understand how to help players, with a talent like him, it’s worth it.


Future in London

He was a regular on the team until December 2019 and then found playing time difficult to come by due to fitness issues and issues with Arteta. However, Guendouzi received a contract with the North London side until 2022 and said last month that he remains committed to the club. He also said from the moment that he plays for Arsenal, he will give everything for this club, for the fans, for the team, for the staff and that he will work hard for the shirt, as he always did.

Hertha is delayed above the Bundesliga knockout knockout spot. Following Sunday’s skirmish at Union Berlin, they tackle Borussia Monchengladbach on April 10, before paying a visit to Mainz the following week. Let’s see how Guendouzi’s career extends in Berlin and then in London.