Matteo Guendouzi needs to “grow up” if he wants to re-establish himself at Arsenal, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Gunners striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 21-year-old could be given a second chance under Mikel Arteta but only if he “toes the line”.
Guendouzi was shipped out to Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan deal in October, having fallen out of favour at the Emirates.
He has made 19 appearances for the Bundesliga side this season and contributed two goals and one assist.
Speaking fo France Football on his future last week, Guendouzi said that he will “give everything for the club, fans, team, and staff” when he returns to Arsenal in the summer.
When asked if the centre-midfielder had a future at the Emirates, Campbell told Football Insider: “Listen, he has had some time to think about it.
“You have got to grow up a little bit.
“Is Guendouzi a talented player? Of course he is a talented player. He is a damn good player.
“The problem is, he does not run the show. The manager runs the show and he has to toe the line. If he is prepared to toe the line, I am sure Arteta will give him the opportunity to come back and stake a claim.
“However, if he is going to throw his toys out the pram again then the club should be looking to get rid of him.
“Everything is going in the right direction right now. We don’t need a bad apple to spoil the barrel.”