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Arsenal boss Arteta axed Guendouzi over Dubai flop

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta axed Matteo Guendouzi for victory over Newcastle United on Sunday.

The Mirror says Arteta wasn't pleased with the 20-year-old's performances in training in Dubai.

Guendouzi was a regular in the starting lineup for Arsenal under Unai Emery but hasn't featured quite as prominently since the Spaniard's departure.

There is much competition for places in Arsenal's midfield, and Dani Ceballos produced an impressive display.

Arteta was reportedly unimpressed with Guendouzi's displays during training in Dubai

Ceballos had previously found himself on the periphery of proceedings, with Arteta stating in his post-match press conference that Guendouzi could use the Real Madrid loanee as an example.

Arteta said: "Dani Ceballos is a good example. He was injured and when he started to train I didn't think he was fit enough.

"He completely changed his behaviour and trained like an animal. I thought he was the best player on the pitch."

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