Mikel Arteta says that the club have decided who will go out on loan today before the transfer window shuts at 11pm this evening.
There has been speculation over the likes of Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock, and Reiss Nelson, and from the club’s perspective the manager insists that decisions have been made about potential departures.
Arteta wouldn’t be drawn on individual cases, but said, “Yes, we have decided, and we are working on it.
“So, you will find out before 11. I cannot speak about any individual players, about what we want to do, the conversations we’ve had, so let’s see if we can get something done tonight.”
Maitland-Niles is being linked with Southampton, West Brom and Leicester; Willock with Newcastle; and Nelson with Villarreal and Real Betis.
He also didn’t completely rule out an incoming deal before the deadline, responding to a question about further arrivals with “Well, the last day of the transfer window is always unpredictable.
“Things can happen, they might happen, they might not happen … we are on it.”
The Gunners have been linked with left-back cover for Kieran Tierney, including Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand and Crystal Palace’s Patrick van Aanholt.