According to French publication La Provence, Marseille could make a move for Matteo Guendouzi this summer.
The 22-year-old Frenchman, who is currently on loan at Hertha Berlin, is set to return to London at the end of the season to discuss his future with Edu and Mikel Arteta.
Having fallen out of favour at the tail-end of last season following a string of disciplinary issues, all indications suggest he will be told to look for a new club.
Guendouzi’s current Arsenal contract ends in June 2022 so if we’re going to make a profit on our £7.2 million outlay – paid to Lorient in 2018 – now is certainly the time.
The midfielder has enjoyed a fruitful spell in Germany. He’s scored twice and made three assists in 24 Bundesliga appearances and was recently made captain of the France under-21s.
Unfortunately, he’s currently sidelined with a metatarsal injury that threatens his participation in the closing stages of this summer’s Under-21 European Championships in Hungary and Slovenia.
It seems unlikely that Guendouzi will put up a fight if he’s told he’s surplus to requirements at the Emirates – it would hardly come as a surprise – and the prospect of playing for Marseille, who are set to lose Boubacar Kamara, could well be tempting.