Yesterday’s arrival of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suggests that at least one, if not more, of the current crop of wide forwards could leave the club.
There are already rumours that Ryo Miyaichi will re-join Feynoord on loan because of his work permit issues, whilst Carlos Vela has been linked with two loan moves in the last number of days.
There is interest from Real Sociedad in Spain and now France Football report that FC Lorient are interested in taking the striker on loan for the season.
Arsenal have had a good working relationship with Lorient in recent times, purchasing Laurent Koscielny last summer, whilst sending youngsters Francis Coquelin and Gilles Sunu to the Stade du Moustoir.
Vela’s agent insisted earlier in the summer that the Mexican would staying at the club, but the arrival of Oxlade-Chamberlain, the rumoured further arrival of Joel Campbell, and Vela’s lack of overall impact suggest his future may well lie elsewhere this season.