Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi insists his career at the Emirates Stadium isn’t over.
Former Lorient midfielder left the Emirates Stadium on loan on the deadline day of the this summer transfer window, joining Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin.
Having initially impressed at the Emirates Stadium following his transfer from French outfits, Lorient back in 2018, the talented Frenchman had not featured for the North London club this campaign.
He has not played a single minute for Mikel Arteta’s side since a post-match clash with Brighton forward Neal Maupay back in June.
Arteta later questioned French midfielder to the cause and the player would leave for Germany in the final hours of this summers transfer window.
However, speaking after captaining U-21 France team against Liechtenstein on Thursday night, Guendouzi claimed that his time at the North London club is not over.
“It is not that, I just really needed to play this year, a new challenge,” he told reporters.
“That was the most important thing for me. I am still young, I am only 21, so playing time was the top priority for me.
“So Hertha Berlin, I know that I will be able to express myself in a magnificent league.
“They are a very good club with big ambitions. So, I have left to go on loan there for a year, so I will give everything I can for this club.
“I needed playing time, I need to play, I needed to enjoy myself on the pitch and that is what I am going to do this year.”