Matt Smith started the season by being officially promoted to the U23s and concluded it as part of the winning squad in the FA Cup final.
It has certainly been an eventful year for the central midfielder and next season will see him take on further challenges, with Smith poised to experience senior football for the first time.
Reports suggest that Swindon Town, who have been promoted to League One, are interested in signing Smith on loan.
Such a deal could benefit both Arsenal and Smith greatly. Swindon play passing football and brought in another player on loan from the Gunners last year in Daniel Ballard, whose spell was unfortunately cut short due to injury.
Smith certainly possesses the passing qualities to succeed in League One and playing against experienced players would also help him to improve defensively.
There would also be a knock-on effect at Arsenal as his temporary departure would enable the likes of Miguel Azeez and Catalin Cirjan to get more playing time at U23 level.
Arsenal could potentially decide to keep Smith for the first half of the season and give him opportunities in the Europa League, but it would perhaps be more beneficial for him to play every weekend.