Despite being part of the first-team squad, Emile Smith Rowe and Konstantinos Mavropanos found themselves on the periphery of proceedings in the first half of the season, with neither player featuring prominently.
It was anticipated that they could both be sent out on loan in January, and that is what occurred, with Smith Rowe heading to Huddersfield Town and Mavropanos linking up with Nuremberg.
It is still early days, but both players are certainly benefitting from receiving regular playing time at their temporary clubs so far.
Smith Rowe, for instance, has linked play to excellent effect at Huddersfield and it is hoped that he can avoid injuries for the remainder of the campaign as he looks to build up momentum.
Mavropanos, meanwhile, is playing in the second tier of German football and has earned many plaudits for his performances.
There have been times over the past year or so when it appeared that his chances of succeeding at Arsenal may have been over but he is now demonstrating that he can perform consistently.
It will be intriguing to see what happens with both players next season.
If Smith Rowe continues to excel then he could well find himself in Mikel Arteta’s plans.
Mavropanos’ situation is rather more complicated as he has a host of players ahead of him, but he is trying his utmost to show that he could have a future at the club.