Arsenal set to cut short the loan deal of versatile youngster

Football Insider reports that Arsenal is set to recall Zak Swanson from his current loan deal at Dutch side, MVV Maastricht.

The Englishman was sent there on loan this season after he had a very fine 2019/2020 season with the club’s under23’s.

He had been expected to see a lot of game time in the senior team, but he has made just three appearances for them this season.

He has also struggled with injuries and illnesses in a new country and it seems that the Gunners have seen enough to make them recall him.

They will look to take advantage of the recall option that was placed in his loan agreement to bring him back to London.

He has been used as a right-back for much of his time out there on loan, however, he can also play in midfield and further forward.

His fine form for the Arsenal under23s last season earned him a place in the first-team training, but he seems to have gone backwards on those gains while on loan this season.

Arsenal want their youngsters to do well when they head out on loan, and when they are not afforded enough chances to play, the club recalls them for more engagement back home with their reserves.

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  1. Excellent news, bring him back if he’s not playing games. January provides another loan opportunity for clubs struggling with finances during the pandemic.
    Youngsters need to play if we expect them to develop; either with us or elsewhere. Nketiah has competition now at ST and with Martinelli coming soon even more.
    Nelson should be challenging Willian, and would love to see a trio of Partey, Elneny, and AMN in midfield. Only a few players should be feeling comfortable about a starting spot; the rest should be feeling the pressure.

  2. If he is versatile and can play either as a full back or in the midfield, it is better he is called back and used for Arsenal.

  3. if he cant get games with us then its better for him to stay on loan….

    playing regularly helps his development and not sitting on the bench for lengthy periods

  4. Many loan deals are purely for tactical and/or financial reasons by the loaning club and only a handful of players who eventually make real top quality ever go on loan.

    There are SOME but very few. Generally when a youngster goes away on loan we write his Arsenal career off that moment. This is because special players generally show their special quality very young and are too valuable to loan.
    Maybe this is not fair of us but that is the reality and better to say so than pretend it is not true.

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