Arsenal have confirmed that Academy graduate Jordi Osei-Tutu will spend next season on loan with German second-tier outfit VfL Bochum.
The 20-year-old was apparently left frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities last season, especially given we had an injury crisis in his position, so it’s positive that we have a plan for his development that includes keeping him on the books.
We can assume that our new transition team comprising Per Mertesacker, Freddie Ljungberg, Steve Bould and loan manager Ben Knapper have been behind the deal, which comes quick off the heels of Germany-based loan moves for Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe.
Osei-Tutu’s departure does leave Arsenal with a dearth of right-backs as we head into pre-season with Hector Bellerin out until at least September, Carl Jenkinson linked with a move away and Stephan Lichtsteiner calling time on his Gunners career after a single season.
We look forward to following Jordi’s progress at Bochum. Good luck.