Arsenal have endured a tricky start to the season and things aren’t about to get any easier as they travel to the King Power Stadium tomorrow to face reigning Premier League champions Leicester City.
Wenger watched his side crumble to a 4-3 home defeat against Liverpool last weekend and there were some slightly concerning sights on display. Arsenal looked rather feeble at times and certain things need addressing if they’re to launch a title bid this season.
Despite some of the undoubted ability in the Arsenal starting Xi and on the bench, bags of young talent didn’t make the match day squad and it is such a waste.
These are players who would be much better off going out on loan, getting some first-team experience and helping another side.
So with that in mind, we take a look at THREE Arsenal players who should get a temporary move away from Arsenal this summer…
The young German, who is currently with the German side at the Olympics, has endured a tough Arsenal career, failing to break into the first-team on a number of occasions.
Arsene Wenger has tipped the pacy winger to sign a new deal which suggest he does have a future at the Emirates. But for the sake of his development, a loan move upon his return to England would be best.
He spent time with West Brom last season but made only three appearances – it’s clear the potential is there but this 21-year-old needs game time.
You’ve got to give Rob Holding credit for last weekend. He came into the starting XI for his senior debut and did okay against a Liverpool offence that was absolutely devastating. There is little doubt some of the Premier League’s best defenders would have struggled to cope with Mane and co last Sunday, but it was clear to see the former Bolton man needs a little more time developing.
There were some seriously promising signs though and alongside fellow Englishman Calum Chambers, we could have a future England partnership – but not just yet.
A loan move and some regular game time may serve Holding’s development best, but he’s unlikely to move unless Arsenal sign a more senior centre-back.
It’s going to be extremely difficult for Chuba Akpom to break into the Arsenal side and hold down a constant first-team berth this season.
He played over 40 times for Hull City in the Championship last season and did well, scoring on seven occasions, but he needs a bit more consistency.
Wenger should offer him out to the Championship once more and if he continues to show strong form, then perhaps recall him in January. There are plenty of Championship teams who would love to have a player of Akpom’s quality in their ranks.