Mikel Arteta “is open to offloading Matteo Guendouzi” this summer after the Arsenal midfielder controversially hit the headlines last weekend.

Guendouzi escaped action from the FA after he clashed with Brighton’s Neal Maupay in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat.

Maupay though accused his fellow countryman of lacking respect and said the Gunners star taunted Brighton’s players over their salaries.

Brighton’s matchwinner was very vocal after the game and told BT Sport: “Arsenal players need to learn humility, maybe sometimes.

“They have been talking a lot first half, second half when they were 1-0 up. They got what they deserved.”

That has prompted Mikel Arteta to consider the future of the 21-year-old, who is under contract until 2022.

The Daily Mail claims “frustration is mounting” with Guendouzi and “Arteta’s patience is being tested” with a number of incidents on the player’s charge sheet.

Guendouzi was dropped by Arteta against Newcastle earlier in the season with the Gunners boss explaining the move as “tactical” as he instead went with Dani Ceballos in midfield.

According to The Telegraph, Guendouzi’s absence was the result of a bust-up between himself and Arteta during Arsenal’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai.