Ryan Alebiosu is one of a host of youngsters that Arsenal will look to send out on loan this summer, with the club eager for the right-back to gain experience of senior football.
The 19-year-old has only had one full season at U23 level, during which he started off well before fading somewhat towards the end of the campaign.
Arsenal still have faith in Alebiosu, however, and will be keeping a close eye on how the youngster develops on loan if a suitable offer is made for him, with League Two perhaps his most likely destination.
Alebiosu, who previously mainly played as a winger, is now usually deployed at right-back and has improved significantly in recent years but is still somewhat raw and needs to become rather less error prone.
If Alebiosu does go out on loan then Arsenal already have a ready-made replacement for him at U23 level, with Brooke Norton-Cuffy ready to step up.
Norton-Cuffy already possesses experience of U23 football having first featured at that level early last season when he was just 16 years old.
Already tied to a professional contract, Arsenal have high hopes for the England youth international, who will be looking to establish himself as the club’s first-choice right-back for the U23s.
Daniel Oyegoke is another option to consider, but he has been used more often as a centre-back of late.
With Zak Swanson, another right-back, also set to go on loan, Norton-Cuffy could well receive the opportunity he deserves to make a major impact at U23 level.
Norton-Cuffy is impressive technically and relishes pushing forward. Although his positioning requires improvement, he has done much good work defensively and is certainly a prospect who has a chance of succeeding at Arsenal.