Pundit: Arsenal trouble maker would ‘thrive’ at Liverpool

Date published: Tuesday 14th July 2020 6:48

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Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi would “thrive” under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool or Pep Guardiola at Man City, according to Stan Collymore.

The 21-year-old has been frozen out by Mikel Arteta, forcing him to train alone as he’s been ousted from the Arsenal squad.

The Frenchman was involved in a war of words with Brighton’s Neal Maupay in the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat, and he hasn’t featured since.

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“Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp might feel he’s not good enough for Manchester City or Liverpool, but I’d be inclined to disagree, because being around good players he could thrive,” Collymore told the Daily Mirror.

“I’m not saying he’d get into either’s first XI now. But he could play for either club, the talent is that obvious.”

Guendouzi’s former boss at Lorient, Bernard Casoni, recently claimed that the midfielder has always had an attitude problem.

“Guendouzi’s problem is not physical and is not technical,” said Casoni.

“It’s his attitude, it’s not good for the team or the coach. My relationship with him wasn’t very good.

“I picked him for a cup game against Nice but he got booked early on. The ref told me at half time to warn Guendouzi: one more foul and you’re off, but in the second half nothing changed.

“I was left with no choice but to sub him off. When I did, he refused to shake my hand.

“He took his job seriously, his training was no problem, and his character is to always want to win.

“Sometimes when he talks it’s good. But sometimes he talks badly. He talks too much.

“His talent isn’t in question, that’s not the issue. He can be a top, top player and I think he can still succeed abroad. It’s up to him to change his attitude.”


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