French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, has joined Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a season long-loan from Arsenal.
Guendouzi, who joined the Gunners from Lorient in 2018, is under contract at the Emirates Stadium until 2022.
The 21-year-old has played 82 times for the club in all competitions, scoring once and making five assists since his debut in August 2018.
The Premier League club made the announcement on their official website, releasing a statement saying;
“Midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has joined Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan.
“The France Under-21 international has made 82 appearances for us since joining from French side Lorient in summer 2018.
“Matteo started his career at Paris Saint-Germain’s academy before joining Lorient. He went straight into our first-team squad when he joined us, with only three players making more appearances than Matteo in his debut season of 2018/19.
“Everyone at Arsenal wishes Matteo well for the season.”
The 21-year old loan move is coming from his clash with Neal Maupay of fellow English side Brighton,
The young midfielder gloated about the salaries of the Brighton players after a 2-1 defeat.
This drew the ire of Arteta and the French player has not seen action for Arsenal since that game.
Guendouzi’s departure could open the door for Thomas Partey’s move to Arsenal from Atletico Madrid.