Matteo Guendouzi has admitted he’s ‘involved’ about Arsenal.
The midfielder is edging nearer to an Emirates mortgage exit with a transfer to Marseille lined up.
Guendouzi, who has not performed for the Gunners in 13 months, spent the 2020/21 season on mortgage at Hertha Berlin after falling out with supervisor Mikel Arteta.
The 22-year-old watched on as Arsenal didn’t qualify for European soccer for the primary time in 25 years with a disappointing eighth-placed end.
And Guendouzi revealed his concern for the way forward for the membership.
He informed Bild: “As a child, I all the time dreamed of enjoying for Arsenal and I used to be fortunate to get there early in my profession.
“To see that the membership didn’t qualify for a European competitors for the primary time in 25 years harm me.
“Arsenal are an enormous membership in Europe that need to be within the Champions League yearly. I don’t know the explanations for his or her failure as a result of I wasn’t there final season.
“However I’m involved in regards to the membership’s state of affairs as a result of Arsenal deserve nice issues. I’m a Gunner from the underside of my coronary heart and can stay so, it doesn’t matter what.”
On his Arsenal future, Guendouzi added: “My dream has all the time been to develop myself on the highest degree and to win the utmost variety of titles.
“I’m a competitor and grasping for titles. I’m underneath contract with Arsenal and now we have mutual obligations. There’s curiosity from completely different leagues.
“Proper now, I’m 100% targeted on my restoration. In due time, I’ll determine with my advisors and my father which course we’re headed.”
Guendouzi performed alongside Mesut Ozil for over a yr at Arsenal and has described him as top-of-the-line No.10s in historical past.
He stated: “Mesut Ozil is a superb position mannequin and brother to me.
“I’ve the deepest respect for what he has achieved and what he has been doing since I’ve been at Arsenal. He has distinctive ball expertise.
“For me, Ozil is clearly one of the best German participant and he’s top-of-the-line No.10s within the historical past of German soccer.
“At Arsenal, he instantly took me underneath his wing and gave me lots of ideas. That’s why he’s like an enormous brother to me.
“Even throughout my time at Hertha, we had been all the time in touch, usually writing to one another or speaking on the telephone.”