The January transfer window is now open and, while the main focus of supporters this month will be on any potential incomings for the first-team squad, it will also be intriguing to see which of the club’s youngsters head out on loan.
Arsenal, in contrast to their usual style, elected to not send many players on loan in the summer, with just seven individuals dispatched elsewhere, including first-team players such as David Ospina and Calum Chambers.
There could be some other players going on temporary transfer this month, and here are three members of the U23 squad that would benefit from regular playing time at a different club.
Osei-Tutu impressed for the first-team during pre-season, operating in his usual right-back berth and also at left-back.
However, injury and suspension have meant that he hasn’t featured prominently for the U23s in the first half of the campaign and the 20-year-old is now at the stage of his development where he needs to start becoming involved in senior football.
A switch to a League One side could be hugely beneficial for Osei-Tutu, who may well have a chance of establishing himself as the main back-up to Hector Bellerin in the near future.
Sheaf featured fleetingly for the first-team in cup competitions last season but, like Osei-Tutu, has had an injury-hit 2018/19 so far.
The centre-back gained valuable experience on loan at Stevenage in the second half of last campaign in League Two and seems ready to step up a division this time in order to further enhance his development.
Two years ago Bramall made headlines as he undertook the surprise leap from non-league football to Arsenal.
It seems likely, though, that the left-back will leave the club at the end of this campaign without having made a competitive appearance for the first-team.
Bramall hasn’t progressed much during his time with the Gunners and found playing time difficult to come by while on loan at Birmingham City last season.
It wouldn’t be surprising if he was sent out on loan again for the rest of the campaign so that other players can be given opportunities in the U23s.