‘I’ve come here for the long term’ – Arsenal player doesn’t expect Emirates to return, ‘happy’ with what he achieved in London

With Mattéo Guendouzi on loan from Arsenal to Marseille confirmed on Tuesday, the midfielder is expected to stay with the Ligue 1 club for the season, who also have a purchase option.

The fee to make the signature permanent is reportedly around 10 million euros, which allows the Gunners to get a player Mikel Arteta doesn’t need from their books and make a small profit in the process.

How and when this option could be triggered is not specified, but one thing is certain: Guendouzi is not considering a return to the Emirates, as seen both in his messages to fans on social media and in his words during the press conference is him to his new fan base.

Transmitted by RMC Sport, he said, “I’ve come here for the long term. I’m thinking of a long-term future, I want to leave my mark on this project, help the club play the Champions League and win titles.

“It’s true that I came to Arsenal very young, but I’ve played more than 80 games in two seasons. I’m happy with what I was able to do there. Now I’ve come to Marseille to develop myself further. “

In 82 games during his time with the Gunners, Guendouzi scored one goal and set up another five before being loaned to Hertha BSC last season.

After playing twice in 24 games and preparing three more goals, the player’s season was interrupted by a broken metatarsus, from which he has since recovered.

London Herald