Mikel Arteta prepared to let Arsenal youngsters leave on loan this month

At least two Arsenal youngsters can leave on loan for more game time.

Despite not having the most talented squad to work with this season, Mikel Arteta is reportedly prepared to sanction loan moves for some of Arsenal’s brightest youngsters.

The Spaniard, who became Arsenal’s manager late last year, has been looking to get the side to play his style of football and the early signs have been encouraging.

However, Arteta looks to have a lack of depth in the squad he inherited. Arsenal is also not promising much money in this transfer window but that won’t stop Arteta from allowing some of the club’s youngsters to head out on loan.

Reports from the mirror claim that Arsenal is prepared to allow Emile Smith Rowe to leave the Emirates temporary this month.

The youngster played a major role under Freddie Ljungberg but he hasn’t played any minutes under Arteta.

The Spaniard believes that he needs regular playing time at this point in his career and he is prepared to help him achieve that by sending him out on loan.

Several championship sides have indicated the willingness to have him.

The Spaniard is also ready to sanction a move for Eddie Nketiah, according to Shoot. The attacker spent the first half of the season at Leeds United, but he was recalled after Arsenal thought that he wasn’t given enough playing time.

This makes sense to me, why keep these exciting youngsters kicking their heels on the sidelines when they can be getting valuable experience with a championship club?


  1. gotanidea says:

    If Smith-Rowe is sent out, Arteta probably plans to give more game time to Ceballos

  2. towny 254 says:

    There will be NO signing in January

    1. Mogunna says:

      What else is new?

  3. Gunner_For_Life says:

    If they are certain he will have enough game time to develop, the yes he should go. But the Nketiah case should be avoided.

  4. Malaysian gunner says:

    Read Arsenal want to get a Brazilian
    defender 168cm talll.
    Pls. We need giants not midgets in the english physical league.
    Just watc the no of times our South American is easily brushed aside.
    Hopefully its just to fill the

  5. Sean Williams says:

    Firstly best wishes to Arteta, he’s got his work cut out, but he has a great attitude. Secondly if the Kroenke’s don’t help Mikel by signing a couple of players during this window then shame on them. They have a real Arsenal man as manager and to not give him support with at least a couple of players, at the start of his career, would show the world what fakes the Kroenkes are. is this love of Arsenal or fat greed? We’ll see this month.

    1. jon fox says:

      We don’t need “to see”, surely? We already know and have known for decade a plus what misers the Kroenkes are.

  6. Mogunna says:

    We do need to send more than 2 on loan to play regular football as Nelson last year. He was about to emulate Sancho, buzzing, we took him back for that…

    He should have stayed and keep his devellopment reach another level. He is not evolving nor playing enough to do so. He needed another 6 months to a year.

    We have him, Saka, Martinelli, Willock, Niles, Gendouzi.

    We know Arteta will play Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil . In front; Auba, Pepe, Laca.

    Nelson, Saka, Martinelli can’t play nor start enough, nor young midfields.

    Therefore, at least 2 of these 6 players should go on smart productive loans…

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