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Arsenal duo set for exit with Mikel Arteta likely to land £12m transfer windfall

Dinos Mavropanos and Matteo Guendouzi are both set to leave Arsenal on permanent deals next summer.

Mavropanos, the 23-year-old centre-back, was nominated Bundesliga Rookie of the Month in February. Stuttgart paid a €500,000 loan fee for Mavropanos and they have an obligation to buy him for €3million (£2.5m) next summer.

That option isn’t valid if Stuttgart are relegated – an unlikely scenario given their current form in the German top flight – whilst they also have an option to buy if they don’t reach their team objectives this season.

“In both cases we would have the chance to take him. I think it’s relatively clear what’s going to happen to him,” said Stuttgart’s Sven Mislintat.

Meanwhile, Guendouzi’s €11m (£9.5m) permanent option will be triggered by Marseille should the French giants avoid relegation this season.

Arsenal have a recall option in the deal but Guendouzi is out of favour at Emirates Stadium, with manager Mikel Arteta sanctioning a move away for the Frenchman following several disciplinary issues during his time at the club.

Guendouzi, who spent last season on loan with Hertha Berlin, has done little to prove the Spaniard wrong regarding his attitude.