Posted on July 16, 2016 by ADMIN

Promising Arsenal midfielder sent out on loan again…..

In what I think is rather disappointing news today, it seems that Arsenal youngster Jon Toral is set to be sent out on loan again this summer, with Spanish side Granada set to sign the young midfielder on a season long loan.

Many fans had hoped that Toral would’ve been promoted to the first team this year, after two very impressive and consistent back to back seasons at Brentford and Birmingham respectively. After seeing Jeff Reine-Adelaide on first team duties during the start of pre-season, it looked quite possible that Wenger was looking to promote some more youth into his first team plans. However it seems as if Toral will not be so lucky and instead he is set for his third loan spell in three years.

At 21 years old time is running out for Toral to make an impact at Arsenal, because although Toral is still young, usually at around this age the club begins to think about letting young players go if they are yet to make a good impression. The recent transfer of Isaac Hayden to Newcastle just goes to show that. Unfortunately for Toral he hasn’t exactly been able to make an impression at Arsenal, because he is yet to actually make his competitive debut for the club.

Toral, who signed for Arsenal alongside Hector Bellerin from Barcelona back in 2011, has featured for Arsenal during a few pre-season matches, but has never stuck around for the start of the season with the Gunners. It looks to be the same story again this season, which really surprises me due to his impressive years at Brentford and Birmingham. In fact at Birmingham last season, Toral was even named as the Player’s Player of the Year and the Supporter’s Player of the Year, which just goes to show what a fantastic set of performances the midfielder had for the club over the course of the season.

I wouldn’t have expected Toral to feature time and time again for Arsenal on a regular basis, but first team opportunities for the Spaniard would’ve been vitally important for his development and so the club can see what this player has to offer. Has Wenger missed a trick on this one? I feel that this could be Toral’s last year at the club, in which it sadly turns out that he isn’t going to be a star that makes it at Arsenal, even though he’s never really been given the chance to do so.

By AH

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13 thoughts on “Promising Arsenal midfielder sent out on loan again…..

  1. goonerboy

    For me, I think it is a nice move for him,in Spain,he will become even more matured and technically sound as he is now accustomed to the physicality of the English game….

    I strongly believe he can turn out to be our own Isco or do a Bellerin and become a vital member of out team in the nearest future,tipping him to replace Santi…

    OT: Admin,have been having troubles logging in for sometime now,sometimes I see a new site but old articles,is it from my end or what??

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    1. jonm

      Goonerboy, i have had the same problems so emailed just arsenal. The reply I got yesterday was they moved on to a new sever and this caused the problems. Site has now moved back to old server so should be ok now

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    2. Arsenal_Girl

      i wouldn’t mind us getting Isco
      Isco can play from centre, right and left
      We dont need a CAM but if Ozil gets injured we can use him in CAM and keep Cazorla in b2b
      He can start all the FA cup and League Cup matches
      And if Ozil god forbid decides to leave next season we have cover

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  2. davidnz

    Hayden to Newcastle.
    Toral to Granada.
    Wellington back to Brazil.
    Campbell is to be released.
    Akpom to stay at the club .
    Adelaide promoted.
    Sanogo given chance in preseason.
    Deadwood released Arteta Flamini Rosicky.
    Arsene finish the job and release the English deadwood.
    Walcott Wilshere Chamberlain Gibbs and Chambers
    and Wellbeck too when he returns.

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    1. jonm

      I appreciate the sentiment, the british core has, by and large been a disappointment, much of it due to injury problems. The problem is the home grown rule. It seems to me that many of these players end up sat on the bench or playing for the reserves instead of the first team. It would be far better for british football if these players were playing for lower order premier league teams where they are the first choice when fit.

      The problem we have is finding home grown replacements. I think your list of homegrown players to leave is a bit OTT. We need to assess if these players are likely to make a good, sustained contribute in the future or will always be plagued by injuries. If the latter we should get them fit and sold on, if possible. If we can keep them fit I would keep wiltshire and welbeck. Sell walcott, give ox one more go at establishing himself, not sure about gibbs, we need him for cover. Keep chambers.

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      1. funkyrith

        At least sell walcott, yes. He is not worth 140k/week, and being English he will command hefty fees

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  3. goonerboy

    For me, I think it is a nice move for him,in Spain,he will become even more matured and technically sound as he is now accustomed to the physicality of the English game….

    I strongly believe he can turn out to be our own Isco or do a Bellerin and become a vital member of out team in the nearest future,tipping him to replace Santi…

    OT: Admin,have been having troubles logging in for sometime now,sometimes I see a new site but old articles,is it from my end or what??I really wanna know..

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    1. RSH

      same. I like the loan. I think he’s the last player in Bellerin’s class that is capable of making the first team for us. I don’t know what happened to players like Zelalem, but apparently he admitted himself he’s not ready for EPL. Still has time, but not much since it’s so hard to get any midfield spot in the team.

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  4. Fatboy Gooney

    Who? … Mister – Miss-a- Trick Wenger 😲
    The only trick that wenger has mastered is the Art of Blagging! 😉

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