Arsenal have agreed a deal with RB Leipzig to allow Emile Smith-Rowe to play for the Bundesliga side until the end of the season.
The midfielder is yet to taste any Premier League football, despite making the 17-man matchday squad on three occasions, but has been in-and-around the first team since the beginning of the campaign.
ESR did manage to pick up his senior Arsenal debut this season however, coming off the bench in the Europa League back in September, before following that up with five more appearances in the League Cup and EL, where he managed to notch up three goals.
Despite his impressive performances in those outings, he has had to settle for minor minutes for the first team, and he has now been promised more regular action out on loan.
Smith-Rowe will be hoping to emulate fellow England youth international counterparts Reiss Nelson and Jadon Sancho, both of which are currently impressing in the same league.
Denis Suarez agreed a deal to join Arsenal in a similar deal this week, where he will play on loan for the remainder of the campaign, and his arrival may well have been the final coffin for Smith-Rowe who had hoped he was knocking on the door for action.
Leipzig are said to have been admirers for the Young Gunner for some time, and will be pleased to get a closer look at the 18 year-old, who is tipped to have a bright future in the game.
Arsenal may need to be careful next season when both him and Nelson return from their scheduled loan deals, as they will not take returning to limited roles lightly if they finish the season well..
Could Rowe have helped our first team out this term? Should Nelson be the man challenging for a role instead of chasing Carrasco, Nkunku or Perisic?