Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has explained his decision to join Marseille following his loan move to the French Ligue 1 side.
Guendouzi joined Marseille on Tuesday on a season-long loan, with an option to buy. The Frenchman was delighted to sign for OM saying he joined the club to achieve good things. The midfielder seemed to take a slight dig at the Gunners saying Marseille are one of the biggest European clubs with a Champions League trophy.
"It gives me immense pride to be at Marseille. I am very happy to have come here, very happy to be in a big club, a big, historic club like Marseille," said Guendouzi.
"I came here to achieve good things with this magnificent project and these magnificent people around the club, with a truly wonderful team. I came here to win things. I am very happy to be at Marseille today. Marseille are one of the biggest European clubs. We know that very well. They have already won the Champions League."
"That is not the case for everyone. There are many who would like to have had it. It gives me immense pride to be here and I am going to represent the club’s colours to the best of my ability. I will always fight for this shirt, these fans, this club. I truly, majorly believe that we are going to do very nice and very great things here."
On his objectives
"First of all to adapt well to the team, the club and also the city of Marseille and to the fans. To everyone. In terms of on the pitch, I want to give the best of myself, to be the best to help to team achieve its various aims. I have great faith in this club and this team, with a truly great coach, a truly great president we are really going to do really nice things, I am totally convinced."
Thank you Arsenal FC, thanks for everything ! I discovered and learned so much during my time here. It would be impossible to list everything without forgetting one memory or word… But I will never forget any minute spent with the Gunners jersey. pic.twitter.com/LjjlOyzwwM— Matteo Guendouzi (@MatteoGuendouzi) July 6, 2021