25/10/2021; 11:17 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
Things are beginning to click at the Emirates, with Mikel Arteta finally getting his team to get into gear. After a disastrous opening week of the season, the team is back on track, though not challenging for the title, but making a strong case for a top-four finish behind Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.
With Arteta knowing what shade his team will look like, the Spaniard is ready to allow those not integral to his plans to leave the club.
Arteta seems to be satisfied with the depth of his squad and is willing to let the duo of Dinos Mavropanos and Matteo Guendouzi leave the club when their loan deals expire at the end of the season.
Two of Arsenal's promising young talents have been deemed not integral to the project at Arsenal. Arteta does not want an Arsenal future that includes the two players and has sanctioned their sale at the end of the season.
Arsenal will let Mavropanos and Guendouzi depart after their loan deals end at their respective clubs. The North London club will make a paltry £12 million from the sale of both players. It is a big contrast to the 25m the Gunners got from the single sale of Joe Willock to Newcastle.
According to football.london, Mavropanos and Guendouzi will bring their Arsenal stints to an end next summer.
The figure doesn't represent the value of both players, which will enrage many Arsenal faithful. The figure mooted comes as a surprise given how well they have performed in their loan spells.
In Germany, central defender Mavropanos has cemented his place at Stuttgart. In February this year, Mavropanos was nominated Bundesliga Rookie of the month. The player's performance at the German club was supposed to be a headache for Arteta, who has decided to dismiss his services.
The Greek defender arrived at Stuttgart for a €500,000 loan fee with an obligation to buy for £2.5m next summer.
Stuttgart's chief scout Sven Mislintat, who formerly was of Arsenal, said it is relatively obvious what will happen with the 23-year-old defender.
As for Guendouzi, his situation is clearer. If Marseille stays up, they will activate the option to buy. Marseille will have to stomp up £9.5m for the France international. It will bring to an end a tumultuous three-year career with Arsenal.
Arteta's grouse with Guendouzi is his disciplinary issues. Despite his obvious talent, Arteta is willing to dispense with him. Arsenal's recall option on Guendouzi was unlikely to be activated due to the frosty relationship between the 22-year-old and Arteta.
Guendouzi also enjoyed a loan spell at German club Hertha Berlin last season. At Hertha Berlin, the head coach Pal Dardai described him as rebellious.