MATTEO GUENDOUZI has vowed to fight for his Arsenal career once his Hertha Berlin loan spell comes to an end.
Mikel Arteta sent the Frenchman to the Bundesliga following a bust-up over his attitude.
The Gunners boss was less than impressed with Guendouzi’s reaction to a ill-tempered defeat at Brighton, having already marked the midfielder’s card in his strict approach to team discipline.
The 21-year-old has played 19 times in Germany as Hertha look to secure survival in the top-tier.
But, with the loan move unlikely to be made permanent given Berlin’s lack of finances, Guendouzi hopes to return to North London in the summer.
When asked about his career at Arsenal being over, he told France Football “No, not at all.
“Now, I am focused on my season with Hertha Berlin.
“Next, we will have a sit down with my entourage and people at the club to think and discuss the future.
“I am still an Arsenal player. This summer will be a decisive moment.”
Guendouzi is under contract at Emirates Stadium until 2022 although SunSport revealed last month that the Gunners plan to make him available for transfer as part of a summer clearout.
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Nevertheless, the player is determined not to fall victim to the club’s cost-cutting drive.
On the prospect of returning next season, he added: “Yes, of course. I belong to Arsenal for another year.
“I am here to improve. From the moment that I am playing for Arsenal, I will give everything for this club, for the fans, for the team, for the staff.
“I will work hard for the shirt as I have always done.”
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