Arsenal loan report: Who can make an impact in the first team next season?
Arsenal are set to end up outside of the Champions League places for the second season running, with a 6th placed finish looking likely on the back of coming fifth last time around.
Poor away form has undermined the Gunners’ hopes of building on last campaign’s FA Cup win and resulted in the voices of dissent facing Arsene Wenger have reached an unprecedented volume.
Despite all of that, the Frenchman could yet again pull off the late-season escape act that has become something of a trademark in recent years, by winning the Europa League and securing a route back into the Champions League that way.
It would be another unlikely cup run when all else is lost, the players are reasonably well-rested and the pressure is off to put some gloss on a season in which the same old failings have manifested themselves. But it could keep Wenger in his job.
If that is the case, he should be looking to shake up his squad and one way he may look to do that is by examining the players who have spent this season out on loan with one eye on getting them into the first team picture.
Read on to see how four of the best are getting on…