Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta left Mattéo Guendouzi out of his plans towards the end of the 2019/20 season, forcing the midfielder to go out on loan in the last two summer windows.

Having returned from his temporary spell with Hertha Berlin during the previous campaign, the Gunners allowed the 22-year-old to join Marseille on a loan deal.

The Arsenal owned player regained his best form with the Ligue 1 side and his impressive displays were rewarded with a call up from France in the last three international breaks.

Jorge Sampaoli’s side will not progress further in this season’s Europa League after suffering a 4-2 defeat against Galatasaray in Turkey on Thursday.

The earlier tie between these two sides in October ended in a goalless draw. Guendouzi felt he should have been awarded a penalty at home, after Galatasaray’s Patrick Van Aanholt brought him down inside the box.

“The player (Van Aanholt) touches the ball zero times. It unbalances me as I arrive at full speed. There is clearly a penalty. The player does nothing except unbalance me. It’s annoying to take 10 minutes just to check a penalty where there is really a penalty, and not give anything afterwards,” Guendouzi said last month.

The former Crystal Palace man wasn’t pleased with the Frenchman’s comments.

“Running your mouth after VAR proved you wrong… likkleman needs to relax before I snatch that wig off your head… Well done to my lions for a well earned point on the road,” Van Aanholt tweeted on October 1st.

The Dutchman hasn’t forgotten about Guendouzi and his comments.

After Marseille’s latest loss, Van Aanholt again took to Twitter to take a dig at the Arsenal loanee.

“I said what I said… LIKKLEMAN! WICKED & BAD. THIS IS OUR HOUSE,” Van Aanholt said.