Guendouz joined Arsenal in 2018 and was a fan favorite at Emirates Stadium before falling out of favor under Mikel Arteta.
He joined Hertha Berlin on loan for the 2020–21 season before going back to his native country to join Marseille last summer.
Guendouzi, who played in every league game, helped Marseille, the team where he started his career, finish second to Paris St. Germain in Ligue 1.
International player for France Matteo Guendouzi has finalized a permanent transfer to Marseille in Ligue 1. The center-midfielder played for Marseille on loan for the 2021–2022 season. The French team had the choice to sign him on a long-term contract as part of this arrangement.
Marseille appeared to have previously confirmed this since the 23-year-old was featured in a social media video announcing their new outfit.
In a brief announcement on Friday afternoon, Arsenal made the transfer official. Guendouzi was acquired by Marseille for somewhat more than €11 million, including the €850,000 upfront loan fee they paid for his services last summer.
The 23-year-old has signed a three-year deal with Stade Velodrome that will keep him there until the completion of the 2024–25 season.
Additionally, Arsenal wants to sell several players. Regarding the transfer of Lucas Torreira, Arsenal and Fiorentina are still in discussions.
Despite expressing interest in bringing the Uruguayan international back permanently following a productive loan season last year, the Serie A team is yet to make a competitive offer. Arsenal is still hoping to reach a deal with Fiorentina for Torreira in the upcoming weeks. Torreira wants to join Fiorentina.
Hector Bellerin’s future is still up in the air, but after spending last season on loan with Real Betis, the defender is eager to sign a permanent deal with the Spanish club. The right-back is desired by Betis, and Arsenal has made it obvious that they will sell. However, Betis has made it clear that if they want to make his stay permanent, he will need to accept yet another significant wage cut.