Matteo Guendouzi has given two interviews this week regarding his Arsenal future, leading to confusion as to whether he will ever feature for the Gunners again.
The hot-headed midfielder was ousted by Mikel Arteta over the summer due to his lack of professionalism.
Guendouzi's last game in an Arsenal shirt saw him clash with Brighton striker Neal Maupay, grabbing his fellow countryman by the throat at the final whistle.
And the Frenchman was moved on to Hertha Berlin on loan before deadline day this month.
But is there any way back for Guendouzi at the Emirates under Arteta in the future?
Earlier this week, the 21-year-old hinted that he was done with the north London outfit.
He told Kicker: "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."
But, speaking after captaining France's Under-21s to a 5-0 win over Liechtenstein earlier this month, Guendouzi said his time at Arsenal is not at an end.
"It is not that, I just really needed to play this year, a new challenge," he told reporters.
"That was the most important thing for me. I am still young, I am only 21, so playing time was the top priority for me.
"So Hertha Berlin, I know that I will be able to express myself in a magnificent league.
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"They are a very good club with big ambitions. So, I have left to go on loan there for a year, so I will give everything I can for this club.
"I needed playing time, I need to play, I needed to enjoy myself on the pitch and that is what I am going to do this year."
Arteta was a fan of the youngster before the Maupay clash, so potentially could find a way back for Guendouzi next summer.
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