Arsenal are well known for the plethora of talented youth players plying their trade in North London, though their title challenge may prevent Arsene Wenger from blooding too many youngsters this term.
While the Frenchman is rightly lauded for his openness to include young talent, the fact he is still in with a chance of finally securing a fourth Premier League crown may make him somewhat wary.
Previously, the likes of Francis Coquelin and Hector Bellerin have benefited from short spells away from North London before returning to the Gunners and becoming key first-team players.
With the emergency loan window now open to clubs in the lower tiers, perhaps the Frenchman would be wise to afford some of his rising stars the chance to land first-team football elsewhere.
Playing for Arsenal is a big deal. They are a huge club and those lucky enough to represent them carry a certain weight of expectation.
Where better to learn then, than a club the size of Leeds United? The Yorkshire giants, while smaller, remain a team of great importance and perhaps a brief spell at Elland Road can prepare them for life as a fully fledged Gunner.
Manager Steve Evans could certainly use some reinforcements to reignite a season that is in serious danger of petering out, in order to create a feeling of momentum going into next term. If he makes it, of course.
With that in mind, here are FIVE Arsenal players Leeds United should look to sign on loan…
German winger Serge Gnabry is reportedly a target for other Championship clubs during this window, having returned to Arsenal from West Bromwich Albion.
Despite not getting much in the way of game time at the Hawthorns, the 20-year old reportedly remains a top target for a raft of Championship sides.
An exciting winger when at his very best, he’s exactly the sort of player to get Whites fans off their seats amid their relatively disappointing campaign thus far.
Having notched just 29 times in 30 games so far, manager Steve Evans is clearly finding it difficult to prize goals from his charges.
A lack of dynamism in the final third is clearly what is dogging the Whites this season. Arsenal’s Jeff Reine -Adelaide would certainly provide that in abundance.
The French under-17 international impressed during the Emirates Cup in pre-season, bamboozling the Wolfsburg defence when deployed on the right hand side of an attacking three.
He may still be learning his craft, but a brief spell on loan with Leeds could help the former Lens teenager come to terms with life in a first-team.
Though the Gunners have notoriously struggled in the defensive midfield role in which he operates, Krystian Bielik does not look as if he will displace either Francis Coquelin or Mathieu Flamini just yet.
The Polish under-17 international has operated in both the holding role and at centre-back, drawing comparisons to club legend Patrick Viera.
However, he excels in a deep-lying role, occasionally bombing forward with aplomb. His reading on the game would improve at the heart of Leeds’ engine room and provides the necessary energy to drive the team forward.
Alex Iwobi has had somewhat of a run in the first-team, though the Nigerian international has the likes of Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ahead of him in the pecking order. Not to mention Alexis Sanchez.
While not the bulkiest of individuals, his large frame and long strides allow for some decent acceleration from deep or wider positions.
The 19-year old has been described as ‘technically brilliant’ by teammate Mikel Arteta and is dangerous all across the frontline. Perhaps a spell at a club the size of Leeds would do Jay-Jay Okocha’s nephew, yes you read that right, the world of good.
Certainly one for the fans to enjoy.
Daniel Crowley has been touted for big things already in his young career, though a loan spell with Barnsley recently ended in ambiguous circumstances.
However, the former Aston Villa schoolboy has been compared to teammate Jack Wilshere, boasting a gift on the ball not often seen in English players.
While his slight frame would not make him a natural fit in the Championship, the 18-year old is robust enough in his graft and guile to boss a midfield, as proved during his last spell in Yorkshire.