It would be just about typical of the way things are going for Arsenal at the moment if Arsene Wenger was to let the young Nigeria international forward Alex Iwobi go to one of the Championship clubs that want him on loan, only for yet another injury to hit the Arsenal front line and leave us short.
But the fact of the matter is that, so far, Iwobi has hardly had any playing time with the Arsenal first team even though we have been missing the likes of Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck and the Ox who he might have hoped to be cover for.
So the opportunity for the young player to go to either Reading or Birmingham City that The Mirror has reported could be the ideal thing to help Iwobi progress and learn his trade in the cut and thrust of competitive football.
The youngster has played six games for the Arsenal under 21s in the youth league and four games in the UEFA youth league but it is not the same and we know that Wenger likes to use the loan system to blood the promising stars of the academy.
The problem is that there is not much time to decide as the emergency loan window shuts tomorrow and until Walcott and the Ox return to action it might be too much of a risk. What would you do Gooners?