Matteo Guendouzi has joined Marseille on a permanent deal from Arsenal

Arsenal have revealed that Matteo Guendouzi has signed a permanent deal with Marseille after a successful loan stay.

Guendouzi was a near constant for OM last season, appearing in 56 games across all competitions.

The original loan agreement had a provision that would make the changeover permanent if certain requirements were satisfied – and the transfer was completed on Friday.

“Everyone at Arsenal appreciates Matteo for his contribution during his time with us and wishes him the best in the next chapter of his career,” the club said in a statement.

“The transfer is conditional on regulatory formalities being completed.”

The agreement was reached on the same day that Marseille parted ways with manager Jorge Sampaoli, who was allegedly dissatisfied by the club’s lack of ambition in the transfer market.

Guendouzi is Arsenal’s third senior player to leave this transfer window, after Alexandre Lacazette and Konstantinos Mavrapanos.

Incomings have also kept the Gunners busy. They have already signed contracts with Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner, and Marquinhos, and Gabriel Jesus will be announced as their fourth signing soon after an agreement was struck.

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