Fans at the Parc des Princes booed Arsenal’s on-loan player Matteo Guendouzi ahead of France’s World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan.
After being shut out of Arsenal’s first-team squad by Mikel Arteta, the 22-year-old is currently on loan at Marseille.
Guendouzi earned his first call-up in two years in September, putting him in contention for a spot in France’s World Cup squad next year. The midfielder has yet to play for France at the senior level, although he is included in their latest roster for the current international break.
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Guendouzi, however, enraged a big segment of France’s fandom before Saturday’s match against Kazakhstan by stating that he would like the match to be played at the Stade de France rather than Paris Saint-Parc Germain’s des Princes.
Loud whistles and booing could be heard throughout the Parc des Princes on Saturday as Guendouzi’s name was called out by the stadium announcer.
Quand Mattéo Guendouzi se fait sifflé au Parc des Princes lors de #FRAKAZ, après avoir déclaré : « J’aurais préféré jouer au Stade de France, le Parc des Princes c’est le stade du PSG. »
— Le « M » (@MookieBarbu) November 14, 2021
France comfortably defeated Kazakhstan 8-0, with PSG striker Kylian Mbappe scoring four goals. Karim Benzema scored twice, while Adrien Rabiot and Antoine Griezmann also hit the back of the net.
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