Arsenal have announced that Trae Coyle has left the club to join Swiss side FC Lausanne–Sport on a permanent basis.
The 20 year old winger never made a competitive first team appearance for Arsenal, but spent 6 months on loan last season with Gillingham in League One. He made 21 appearances in all competitions for them, scoring 4 goals.
With a year left on his contract, and his prospects of making a breakthrough for the Gunners slim, a move is best for all concerned, and Coyle joins the Swiss side on a free transfer.
Meanwhile, Football.London report that defender Zech Medley is on the brink of joining Belgian side K.V. Oostende.
He had two loan spells last season. Firstly, with Trae Coyle at Gillingham where he made 12 League One appearances, and then with Kilmarnock where he had 7 games in the Scottish Premiership.
He too is at a point in his career where he needs regular playing time, and with Gabriel and Pablo Mari ahead of him as left-footed central defenders at Arsenal, his chances are slim with us.
Elsewhere, Matteo Guendouzi’s availability has seen interest from Benfica, although Arsenal’s price-tag of €15m is seen as prohibitive. The French midfielder was expected to join Marseille, but as yet that deal has not been finalised.