Marseille have signed a one-year buyout loan with midfielder Matteo Gendouzi of Arsenal.
The deal is understood to be an initial loan with the option to purchase next summer subject to certain achievable terms.
The French midfielder, who joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2018, was on loan with Hertha Berlin last season, playing 24 games and scoring two goals before injury interrupted his campaign.
He has played 82 appearances for Arsenal across all competitions, becoming a key member of the team under previous manager Unai Emery, but quickly lost popularity following Mikel Arteta’s arrival at Emirates in December 2019.
In a statement from Marseille, confirming the move, it is said: “Guenduzi is a modern midfielder, technically strong and with good passes.
“A typical player, he has a good vision of the game. He will undoubtedly be able to share these qualities with the Olympic team of Marseille. “
Genduzi becomes the second player to leave Arsenal this summer after David Luis left the club after his contract expired.
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After negotiations with the technical director Edu and Arteta, it was decided that it would be best to apply for a loan for its development.
Saliba has made 31 league appearances in the past two seasons on loan at Saint-Etienne and Nice, but Arsenal believe he needs to spend a full season before being included in their main team’s plans.