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Guendozi missed Newcastle game due to heated row with Arteta

Matteo Guendouzi, Arsenal
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Arsenal ran out 4-0 winners over Newcastle yesterday but a talking point was the absence of Guendouzi in the squad.

Guendouzi missed out of the Arsenal squad to face Newcastle yesterday and it appears the reason was not a tactical one.

Dani Ceballos started in his absence and the reason for his omission has been revealed.

As per an exclusive from the Telegraph, the youngster was involved in a heated argument with head coach Mikel Arteta.

The row took place during the squad’s winter break in Dubai and Arteta alongside his coaching staff were not pleased with Guendouzi’s antics.

Despite his age, Guendouzi is easily one of the most vocal players in the Arsenal team and it’ll appear he’ll have to calm down a bit.

The 20-year-old has been a regular under for the Gunners this season, grabbing a good number of minutes and would be hoping he isn’t punished for too long.