Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has a bid an emotional farewell to Hertha Berlin.
The young Frenchman made 24 Bundesliga appearances for the Berlin club last season.
He is now expected to join Marseille, having fallen out with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta during the 2019/20 campaign.
Guendouzi wrote: “To new beginnings … A difficult day arrives, this one, the day to say goodbye to an entire institution for which I had the immense privilege and honor to play football and defend its blazon in an extraordinary championship made of professionalism and humility.
I joined not only a club but a family, I’ve met amazing people who became friends for life. Many thanks to Michael Preetz, Bruno Labbadia, Arne Friedrich and Pál Dárdai for making this possible.
“I’m leaving happy because I gave the best of myself and we’ve managed to stay in the Bundesliga. My thoughts also go to all the employees who work behind the scenes but work with dedication on behalf of the club’s common good, without forgetting all the fans who are passionate about the club and have shown unwavering support.
“This experience has been a source of inspiration and I hope I have lived up to the confidence the club has given me. The club helped me in difficult situations and encouraged me when I was at the top.
“I just wanted to work with respect, dedication and defend the club’s values. I wish Hertha Berlin the best. I leave with a lot of emotions, that’s why, with respect and affection, thank you and HaHoHe.”