Reports from Germany suggest that Jordi Osei-Tutu is close to a move to Hamburg.
There has been some mixed news on this: some suggest it’s a straight transfer, others that Arsenal want the young right-back to sign a new deal before going out on loan, but either way it looks as if he’s a player we won’t be counting on next season.
The right-back position remains a complicated one due to the injury sustained in January by first choice Hector Bellerin. Ainsley Maitland-Niles did his best to deputise during the season, but while he did have some solid performances, he never looked completely comfortable there.
His campaign ended on a difficult note with a red card against Leicester, albeit a very harsh one, and a performance in the Europa League final which was well below his best.
Stephan Lichtsteiner has gone, while Carl Jenkinson is expected to be made available for transfer this summer.
The club have been linked with a move for PSG’s Belgian international Thomas Meunier, so it seems as if there are some plans to refresh the squad in that area, but if the reports are to be believed, Osei-Tutu won’t be part of the youth contingent promoted to the first team squad for next season.