Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi was left out of the matchday squad for the FA Cup quarter-final tie against Sheffield United on Sunday.
It is the second consecutive game that head coach Mikel Arteta has omitted the 21-year-old after he missed the 2-0 win over Southampton on Thursday.
Supporters on Twitter fear Guendouzi’s days at the Emirates are numbered:
He's gone then
— Hadi (@_hadi123_) June 28, 2020
This is a bit too harsh.. Unless there's something we are not aware of.
— skilledya (@street_skills14) June 28, 2020
Kid is done under Arteta.
— Sebastian Moeller (at 🏡) (@Despo_Hockey) June 28, 2020
He’s going to leave
— Life In Words🇿🇲💪 (@ChamAngilason) June 28, 2020
— ❤😍Romain Welch😍❤ (@RomainWelch) June 28, 2020
he’s gone man
— 🚀 (@afcjoshh) June 28, 2020
Man thinks he’s so important he’s not even a big player yet sell him
— IKENGA (@skellebobsy) June 28, 2020
That's going to be some transfer window…
— Pete Pictus Esq 😎🍻🏴 (@PeteThePict) June 28, 2020
Better buck up his ideas otherwise his owuttt !
— GeoGunner ✍🏼 (@_GeoGunner) June 28, 2020
Seven clubs have been linked with the France Under 21 international in recent days, including Manchester United, and the Gunners are said to value the player at around €40m (£36m).
While the London club could do with the money to finance other transfers, such as Atletico’s Thomas Partey, it must be said that they may regret losing a player of Guendouzi’s potential.
Despite being signed from a French second division side for £7m in 2018, he made an instant impact on the first team, and he could develop into a top-class midfielder in the coming years.
However, his discipline is said to be a major issue and Arteta may well be ruthless in getting rid of a problem player in the squad.