Matteo Guendouzi has given hints that his time is up at Arsenal and the young Frenchman appears resigned to a permanent move away from the London club.
He joined Hertha Berlin on loan from the Gunners during the transfer window having fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta.
And the language used by Guendouzi when speaking about his time at the Emirates seemed to give hints that he considers that chapter of his career over.
‘I played over 80 games there and had a good, intense time there.
‘I learned a lot there in terms of sport and grew up there. It was two good years for me.
‘I also had a very good relationship with Mesut Özil, and Bernd Leno, both of them told me a lot of good things about the Bundesliga.’ the 21-year-old said.
He is yet to make an appearance for his new side having contracted coronavirus during international duty with France Under-21s and suffered with fitness issues.
He joined Arsenal from Lorient in 2018 for £8million, he made a bright start and established himself in the side but he fell out with Arteta this year.