Ex-Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi ‘has house BURGLED and ?172,000 Rolex stolen while his partner was inside’

Former Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi has had his house robbed in France The midfielder was playing for Marseille at the time the incident took place His partner was inside the house when the burglary took place on Wednesday

Matteo Guendouzi has had his house robbed while playing for Marseille on Wednesday, according to reports.

The Ligue 1 side were beaten 2-1 by Bayer Leverkusen at the Stade Velodrome, with the former Arsenal star coming on to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the second half.

But according to French news outlet, La Provence, at around 10:30pm the midfielder’s home in Cassis was broken into by burglars who smashed through his bedroom window.

The report says that his partner was inside when the robbers entered the premises and managed to scare the intruders away but not before they stole his luxury Rolex which the paper claim is valued at ?172,000.

A video has also emerged online claiming to show the moment Guendouzi found out about the burglary, with the midfielder walking over to the side of the pitch and putting his hands on his head.

This was the moment Matt?o Guendouzi was informed that his home was burgled during Marseille’s pre-season match vs Bayer Leverkusen.

His wife & child were home at the time – his wife was able to get the intruders to flee after taking a single EUR20k Rolex.pic.twitter.com/XAIiW8GPpX

— Get French Football News (@GFFN)

August 4, 2023

Guendouzi joined the Ligue 1 outfit back in 2022 following a successful loan spell at the club that saw him re-locate from London to the south of France.

Cassis is a scenic resort that is situated just 30km south of Marseille’s home stadium on the Mediterranean coast. Several of his Marseille team-mates also live in the area.

The 24-year-old is the latest of several footballers playing in France to have had their houses robbed in recent years.

His former Arsenal and Marseille team-mate, Sead Kolasinac had his home in Cassis burgled in January while he too was playing in a French cup tie.

The defenders family were in the house at the time of the robbery, which left his daughter ‘traumatised’.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has been troubled by burglars before after a knife wielding mugger confronted him in London in 2019, while he was playing for Arsenal.

The report from La Provence also claims that other Marseille players had been robbed in the Cassis area in 2021 but similar incidents have been occurring all over the country for some time.

French intelligence service, Sirasco, claim that ’22 footballers in 2021 were the target of criminals’.

PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and his girlfriend were reportedly attacked and tied up in their home, in what was a terrifying ordeal.

The burglars managed to make off with ?430,000 worth of loot with Donnarumma and his girlfriend being taken to hospital to receive care for shock.

His former PSG team-mate, Angel Di Maria was also burgled while playing for the club in 2021, with thieves being given a seven-year prison sentence after they made off with ?450,000 worth of goods.

 The French outfit were beaten 2-1 by Bayer Leverkusen at the Stade Velodrome, with the former Arsenal star coming on to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the second half.