Emile Smith Rowe will likely leave Arsenal on loan for the second January in succession as he looks to build up his experience at senior level.
The midfielder is widely acknowledged to be one of the club’s most exciting prospects but has seen injuries stifle his progress in the last 12 months.
The 19-year-old moved to RB Leipzig this time last year but featured only three times at the end of the season after a groin injury kept him sidelined for several months.
Last year, Smith Rowe scored three goals in five games for Unai Emery’s first team. He’s added a further six appearances to his name this campaign, including a first Premier League start under interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg.
We’ve no news on where Smith Rowe might head but we wouldn’t be surprised if clubs from Germany make an approach. Despite his fitness problems, RB Leipzig were very keen to extend his loan for another season.
Given his pedigree clubs from the Premier League and the Championship are also likely to be sniffing around.