“Even though he’s young, he gives instructions. He is not at all interested in whether he speaks the language.”
With Guendouzi’s Arsenal contract set to expire in 2022, next summer could be the last chance for the Gunners to recoup a transfer fee from his Emirates exit.
So Hertha could move when the transfer window opens next month in order to beat any competition for Guendouzi’s signature.
Arsenal’s technical director Edu and manager Arteta may find themselves weighing up an offer which could help finance their own recruitment plans for the new year.
Arteta will go in search of a first win in seven Premier League matches on Saturday when Arsenal travel to Goodison Park to face Everton (5.30pm).