Guendouzi left the Emirates Stadium during the transfer window after being frozen out of Mikel Arteta’s first team set-up at the Gunners, joining Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan deal.


The Frenchman has so far featured in two Bundesliga games for the Berlin outfit, earning his first league start in Die Alte Dame’s 3-0 win against Augsburg before the current international break. 



Preetz has refused to rule out the possibility of his team swooping to permanently rope in Guendouzi next summer as he admitted that Hertha Berlin will be keeping tabs on the player’s situation at Arsenal after his current loan stint ends.


The Hertha Berlin sporting director is delighted in the way the 21-year-old has adapted to life in Germany since making the switch, with the midfielder having enriched the Bundesliga side’s game, according to Preetz.    



“Three months ago, Matteo’s loan signing wasn’t possible, but it was at the beginning of October”, Preetz told German magazine Kicker.


“We are happy that he is here and he has enriched our game from the start.



“We’ll see everything else next summer.


“How the prices will develop by then and what Arsenal is planning then, nobody can say today.”


Guendouzi still has two years remaining on his Arsenal contract, but the Gunners could welcome the chance to offload him permanently.