Matteo Guendouzi’s loan spell with Hertha BSC has been on hold for the last couple of weeks after the whole squad was forced into quarantine.
For the last couple of weeks, we haven’t had any updates to bring you on Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouzi, due to the fact that Hertha BSC haven’t actually played any matches.
In the week after their draw with Gladbach on April 10th, four members of the Hertha team tested positive for Covid, forcing the entire team into a 14-day quarantine.
Not long afterwards, the German FA officially postponed Hertha’s fixture against Mainz on April 18th, then their match against Freiburg on April 21st, and their trip to Schalke on April 24th.
For the time being, the plan is to return to action with the rescheduled Mainz fixture on May 3rd. Hopefully, there won’t be any further setbacks and that game can go ahead.
The team then have to cram in their final six games of the season in 19 days. They could be very important matches too, given Hertha are currently in the relegation zone.
Guendouzi’s loan side may have three games in hand on Koln above them, but for now, they sit three points behind. Even if they bridge that gap, it’s only to get into the promotion-relegation play-off spot. They need to climb another place for actual safety.
The situation will remain a bit tense until Hertha can get back on the pitch with a win.