Matteo Guendouzi rejected three offers from European clubs to stay at Arsenal

Valencia, Atalanta and Villarreal have reportedly expressed an interest for Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi, though the midfielder is believed to have rejected the trio

Guendouzi has been widely expected to leave the Emirates this summer having been frozen out by Mikel Arteta.

He failed to feature for the Gunners after an altercation with Brighton’s Neal Maupay in June.

Arteta welcomed Guendouzi back to first team training this week with the 21-year-old having impressed before Arteta took the helm.

It’s believed the boss is keen to see the back of Guendouzi though as he looks to raise transfer funds for his own business.

But ESPN claim the player rejected offers from Valencia, Atalanta and Villarreal and he could now stay in north London.

PSG and Lyon have also reportedly been in contact with Arsenal over a deal though the Gunners have not been keen to sell to the French sides.

Sevilla are also said to be monitoring Guendouzi’s situation with the La Liga outfit’s sporting director Monchia believed to be a keen admirer of Guendouzi.

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But Arteta didn’t rule out the potential of keeping the French star ahead of the start of the new season.

“Matteo has been training like any other player in the squad,” said Arteta ahead of Saturday’s Premier League opener against Fulham.

“It is a new season and we had some really positive conversations between both parties, now he’s back with the group, he is training really well.

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“He went to France to play with the under-21s last week and played really well again, and he is here.

“Towards the market and our squad, obviously, we bought Willian and Gabriel.

“They're two really good recruitments in my opinion and two players that are going to improve our squad, but it's been a very complicated market so far.”

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