Is this Jon Toral’s last chance to become an Arsenal star?

When Jon Toral arrived at Arsenal from La Masia all those years ago along with Hector Bellerin, we thought that the half-English lad was the most promising, but we all know now that Toral was held back by injury while Bellerin has gone on to become first choice at the Emirates.

But it looks like the two will be reunited again over the summer and in pre-season back at Arsenal, and it will probably be Toral’s last chance to show Wenger that he can still make it in the Premier League. He has had a very successful loan year at Birmingham,scoring 8 goals and chalking up 3 assists from midfield, but he admitted he has no real idea what will happen next season.

In his exit interview from the Blues, Toral was asked what the next step in his career would be, and he replied: “I’m not sure. I’ll go back to Arsenal and then we’ll decide from there. I’ll play pre-season there and see what the future holds for me.”

Obviously they then asked if he would be happy to return to Birmingham again for the next campaign,but the 21 year-old remained non-committal. “I‘d have nothing against that after my experience here this season, because I have had a wonderful time and enjoyed it. But I need to talk to Arsenal and we’ll decide what’s best for me?”

Arsenal have had practically a full team of players out on loan this season, and Toral has probably been one of the most successful,but has he proved himself good enough to be a Gunner?

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  1. hes not ready.
    but who knows..perhaps sanogo becomes patrick kluivert and jenkinson becomes roberto carlos.

    stranger things have happened…
    in my head

  2. He’s earned a crack at the EPL
    Promote him to the next level
    Loan him to Palace or Watford

    1. @davidnz
      Loan him to Leicester City, get him ready for AFC 1st team next season…

    2. Totally agree coqulan was on the fringes till 23 so why not give him a chance to be loaned out?
      The thing that goes against him is we have big plans for Adelaide n zalelem who play similar roles so we could end up selling him for cheap with a good sell on %

  3. Honestly,I wish he stays in the team but he won’t get any reasonable gametime…

    I trust him to develop if he stays in the team with our other midfielders, Coquelin was exactly setting the championship on fire but he contributed immensely when he re-joined us,while Toral on the other hand has been very good for B.City..

    If we can get a loan for him in a good EPL team,I would like it, I don’t want this one to go..

  4. OT:

    Gooners Out, Tourists In:


  5. Liverpool now in EL final??
    It will be interesting final with Sevilla..they can get into the UCL..

    And klopp winning such a trophy in his first season is wonderful

    1. ppl laugh when i say why not a run in europa league.

      we have a shot at europa league. a genuine european trophy.
      champions league whipping boys is not something u can talk to grandkids about.

      jealous of liverpool. gd luck in final lads

      1. @muffdiver
        Yep. People here were calling the Europa League trophy a “mickey mouse” trophy. I still see it as silverware.

    2. exactly Muff……..wasting our years in the UCL…… How bout we just get knocked out in the group stages and try out our luck in something more realistic…….

      BTW i hope Liverpool wins this thing and put more pressure on the 4th placed trophy torque winner

  6. Liverpool now in EL final??
    It will be interesting final with Sevilla..they can get into the UCL..

    And klopp winning such a trophy in his first season will be great!

  7. hahaha………. And you think Leicester would be looking to take an Arsenal youngster on loan?

    Not Leicester’s quality scouts tho

      1. I like Piers am a shareholder and am glad to announce that there will be no contract extension for AW but we will instead have Tony Pulis revealed shortly as New manager of AFC.

        Official release:

        “Stan and the board felt that he was the perfect man to continue to deliver continuity and to help reduce further still the ambitions of all connected with the club.”

        1. More from the statement:

          “Tony is just the kind of high profile manager our fans demand and hopefully this move hopes prove to our fans how in tune we are with them and their desires in relation to the brand, I mean club.”

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