Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Loan move could be the next step for Khayon Edwards

Khayon Edwards was the subject of interest regarding a possible loan move in the summer transfer window and it seems likely that the striker could head out on temporary transfer for the first time in January.

The 20-year-old has gained plenty of experience at U21 level for Arsenal, making over 30 appearances, and he seems ready to test himself in senior football in some capacity.

Edwards has already had a taste of what it is like to be on the fringes of the first-team at Arsenal – he was on the bench in the Europa League last season and also travelled with the squad as the extra man for the Premier League game away to Leeds United.

A hard-working forward with impressive link-up play, he has scored seven goals for Arsenal U21s so far this season across all competitions.

A loan move to a club in League One or League Two would be an excellent opportunity for the prospect to show what he is capable of.

If such a switch materialises then Arsenal would be somewhat short of striking options that have a lot of experience at U21 level.

However, there are younger players ready to make the step up, including Omari Benjamin, Daniel Oyetunde and schoolboy Chido Obi-Martin.

Edwards could be one of a host of Arsenal youngsters to be loaned out in January, with others including Amario Cozier-Duberry and Lino Sousa also in need of first-team game time at some level.

Jeorge Bird is the author of Follow him on Twitter @jeorgebird

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Shouldn’t waste any time with the likes of Cozier-Duberry. Can’t foresee a path for him currently. Needs to start playing senior football.

Grecian Gunner

Exeter City could do with a forward!

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