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Matteo Guendouzi does not seem likely to return to Arsenal this month despite recent speculation that the Gunners are keen to recall the midfielder.

Guendouzi was sent out on a season-long loan to Hertha Berlin in the summer after falling out of favour with Mikel Arteta.

The 21-year-old has impressed so far in the Bundesliga, making 10 appearances and scoring twice recently.

And some reports suggested he could be recalled within the next few weeks to avoid the risk of Arsenal losing him permanently at the end of the season.

But transfer expert Fabrizio Romano took to Twitter on Tuesday to insist Guendouzi would remain in Germany for the rest of the campaign.

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"Matteo Guendouzi is *not* coming back to Arsenal in January," he said. "Hertha Berlin want to keep him until the end of the season."

It is not clear whether Guendouzi has a future at Arsenal after he was totally frozen out by Arteta following a bad-tempered defeat to Brighton in June.

Guendouzi grabbed Seagulls forward Neal Maupay by the throat during the encounter, and is believed to have boasted about his superior wages in the game.

Question marks have been raised over his attitude, and Arteta is clearly not convinced by the youngster.

It remains to be seen if Guendouzi has a long-term future at Arsenal
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Speaking about his exile from the team in November, Guendouzi told Telefoot: "I needed to have fun on the pitch, to regain confidence and that's what Hertha offers me. It really is a choice I made.

"In the space of two seasons I have played more than 80 games with Arsenal. When you play less, you start to think and it hurts."

Guendouzi's Hertha Berlin side currently sit in 12th place in the Bundesliga table, and are next in action on Saturday when they take on FC Koln.