Mikel Arteta explains plans for Emile Smith-Rowe as Arsenal work on loans for three youngsters

first_imgNketiah was recalled from his loan at Leeds to get more game time elsewhere (Picture: Getty)‘Then the decision to make now is whether it’s better to send him out for another five months to realise his potential and have him ready for next season, or keep him here.‘It’s something we have to discuss in the next few days.’Nketiah is expected to move to a Championship club – either Bristol City, Sheffield Wednesday or Nottingham Forest – while Smith-Rowe is also likely to remain in England after an unsuccessful, injury-hit spell at RB Leipzig this time last year.MORE: Mikel Arteta plays down chances of Arsenal signing anyone in January transfer windowMORE: Mikel Arteta refuses to rule out Arsenal transfer move for ‘phenomenal’ Wilfried ZahaMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Mikel Arteta explains plans for Emile Smith-Rowe as Arsenal work on loans for three youngsters Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Jan 2020 3:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link478Shares Smith-Rowe is one of Arsenal several youngsters who could be loaned out (Picture: Getty)Asked about a potential loan move for Smith-Rowe, Arteta said: ‘We are assessing the situation with three of them [young players].AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘We are evaluating all the offers that they have from different clubs, where would suit them more and if it’s the right time for them to make that step. In the next few days, we will tell you exactly what will happen.’Probed on whether Eddie Nketiah and Tyreece John-Jules were the other players who could be loaned out, Arteta continued: ‘Yeah. And with Eddie it’s the same situation.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I sat down with him and was very impressed with him. I think it was a great challenge for him to work in that environment in Leeds.‘I think he’s become a much better player, a much more competitive playercenter_img The teenager is set to leave the Emirates to get more first-team exposure (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has confirmed that the club intend to loan out Emile Smith-Rowe in the January transfer window and are evaluating the best option for him.The teenager started interim boss Freddie Ljungberg’s final game in charge – which Arteta watched from the stands at Goodison Park – but has not featured in the Premier League since.A number of teams have made presentations to Arsenal looking to take Smith-Rowe on loan and Arteta has confirmed the club are currently deciding the best destination. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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