Matteo Guendouzi is hinting at a possible Arsenal comeback with his latest post on social media, following his recent spell away from the squad.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal confronts Neal Maupay of Brighton and Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal FC at American Express Community Stadium on June 20, 2020 in Brighton, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal confronts Neal Maupay of Brighton on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Writing on Instagram, Matteo Guendouzi gave his first hint at a possible Arsenal comeback, which would represent a major turnaround in the current situation with Arsenal.

The midfielder spent the last week away with the France u21s, captaining them to two wins and playing a positive role in both. He posted afterwards about the u21 games, but also gave Arsenal a mention for the first time since the club dropped him.

“2 games, 6 points. Proud of my team,” Guendouzi said. “Now let’s go back to work @arsenal”.

The 21-year-old also posted the red and white emojis usually associated with the Gunners.

This isn’t an apology, or declaration of love for the club, or even a sign he wants to stay. But it’s the first suggestion we’ve seen that he’s even willing to play for the team again. Up until now, he remained completely silent on the subject of Arsenal.

It’s probably a good thing if Mikel Arteta can get Guendouzi back in the fold again. Whether you want to sell him or keep him, he’s more valuable when he’s playing.

You do wonder how it might affect the moves for Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar. Those deals are likely to rely on sales that don’t seem to be happening. But maybe we just need to be patient.