Arsenal already have 17 players out on loan, and that number could be added to during the January transfer window.
One player who is certainly in need of a temporary transfer is Zak Swanson. The 21-year-old had a hugely frustrating spell at MVV Maastricht last season which was heavily affected by injury and ended with him making just three league appearances.
Swanson has plenty of experience at U23 level and is a versatile player. Previously a winger, he switched to right-back but has also been used at centre-back and in midfield.
A loan move to a club in League One or League Two is what Swanson needs at this stage of his development.
Another player in a similar situation to Swanson is James Olayinka. The midfielder has previously been on loan at Northampton Town and Southend United, featuring prominently for the latter.
Although he has been on the bench for the first-team and scored a superb goal in a friendly against Colorado Rapids in 2019, Olayinka isn’t particularly close to the senior setup at present.
At the age of 21, the midfielder needs to be playing senior football of some description, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he is among the players to to make a temporary departure in January.