Should Arsenal be looking at loan deals?

Arsene Wenger wants to add some players to his Arsenal squad, and Ivan Gazidis has indicated that there is money to spend. Nothing has happened so far in this transfer window, however, and Wenger is known to dislike the January window. He seems to be very fussy about who he brings in, and if the players he wants are not available, he does not want second choices.

There could be a way round these issues, though. By taking a player or two on loan, Wenger would not risk being stuck with somebody who didn’t cut it in the Premier league, and we may end up finding a player who fits well into the Gunners team without spending big bucks.

The two positions that we really need to boost is the striker and defensive midfield role. The steel has been lacking in our midfield since Abou Diaby got injured against Chelsea in September. Diaby made his return this week for the reserves and could play against Man City tomorrow. The Frenchman adds another dimension to Arsenal, but he cannot play in every game. If we brought in a loan sihning for that position, he could take some pressure off Diaby, perhaps playing against the lesser sides, and could prove to be a massive help.

The player I am thinking of is the 20-year old Barcelona player Sergi Roberto. His chances at Barca are limited because of Busquets and Song, but he is very highly regarded at the club and by Spanish football journalists. Real Madrid also have a player knocking on the door but unable to break the dominion of Ronaldo, Benzema and Higuain up front.

Alvaro Morata has gor all the ability but is stagnating on the Madrid bench. Should Arsenal be talking to the Spanish clubs about getting these promising young players for the rest of the season?

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119 thoughts on “Should Arsenal be looking at loan deals?

  1. johnverdal

    qpr boss harry redknapp went to see yann m’vila play in today’s match.

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  2. mojo

    Loan deals are not a bad idea… they have really worked for us lately. Benny was decent for us and henry has been very good the last couple of seasons.

    But no kids! We do not need to loan in more potential…If we loan we should go for some players who we need. We need an experienced and quality cm/cdm… so loan someone in who maybe is a little older or good but has been displaced in his team.

    Nothing wrong with a loan, but do not want to give a young talent the chance to develop only to go back to a rival, we need buys to strengthen us now.

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  3. Thala

    @ LEO….Djuorou Out on Loan, Squid Leaving … I feel 1 CB is Definitely Coming in . I dont think Arsenal will let go Djuorou on Loan without making a deal with some player. I think the player we r gonna Sign is Stopilla. Not sure !!

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  4. ripple

    @Grimey: Like many others you mistake the criticism for Wenger using bad players as criticism for Ramsey and Gervinho.

    Wenger puts them in the game to ruin it. The players don’t. And the last I checked this is supposed to be top level football – a results oriented business.

    When Ramsey is in the game, I support him. I just don’t want him to be in the game because he always hurts the team and Wenger plays him even though much better choices are available.

    That is not bashing – that is frickin common sense.

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  5. Philthompsonsnose

    @graham
    R.Madrid is a one off case with essien.. Partly down to the fact that mourinho had him at Chelsea!
    By the way, since his loan deal .. How well have Madrid done or are doing??
    My point being-successful clubs don’t loan players in.. Did u understand that point?

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  6. saras

    THE TRUTH IS THERE IS NO REAL TOP TOP PLAYER WHO WHANTS TO PLAYER FOR ARSENAL ENYMORE AS LONGERS WENGER AND THE COMPANY STILL AT THE CLUB. (RESPECT TO CAZARO)MALAGA CLDNT KEEP HIM THEN DUE TO FINACIAL PROBLEMS. PLAYER WHO SES FUTURE CHOOSE OTHER CLUBS THAN US.THAT MEANS WE LUCK SOMTHING. CORRECT ME IF IAM NOT RIGHT.

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  7. saras

    STURBON WENGER INSTEAD OF BUYING PLAYERS HE IS WAITING FOR FABREGAS TO RUTURN TO ARSENAL WHATER FFFK

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  8. Pete

    A loan does not send out the right message. It might be good for the team, but it will not raise morale.

    We need a big name signing. To show intent.

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  9. k

    People at least write in english; We could only bring in a quality loan signing if they have fallen out a favor and we include an option to buy. What big players are going to want to go on loan to arsenal and not get a starting spot

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  10. Gunblast

    The thing is, it doesnt matter whether it a loan or permanent transfer it all come to the player, a good professional player will adapt instantly or at least one week.Not 2 weeks 1 month or two month.So the best thing is to grab it early not at end of transfer window. If one good player come available just take them with a reasonable price of course and dont be so cheap and ask for bargain price as if it a christmas or garage sale. WENGER it all fall on you the others petty thing is an excuses from you.

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  11. Neo

    Capoue and Honda would do it. We don’t need a striker just a better DM and CAM.

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  12. John

    Can’t arsenal just ask the scum from north London if they have any more shit that we can have please. aV f**ker such a dick. And please get rid of the yank. Everyone has a price so come on mr arsenal lover buy the yank out and put arsenal back on top of the tree. Give AV 200mill and no one would tuch us

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  13. SAM

    Loaning players maynot be a bad idea but clubs only loan fringe players especially in January. we loaned chamakh and djourou not first team members. We should sign mbwia from montpiller for 3.5million, swap arshavin with strootman from psv, sign zaha so we can run manu noses into the ground and since villa is not coming we should sign lorente.
    Lorente may be physically similar to giourd but he is better suited to our style as bilbao and spain play similar passing game.Plus we can go back to 4-4-2 which i personally feel better suits arsenal.

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  14. georgegunner

    i know some people will want my neck for saying this. but
    how do u guys think of idea of bring Fernando toures on loan from Chelsea. i have a feeling he will fit well into our team. he is good but cant just fit into the Chelsea type of play.

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  15. sollygunner

    if we were going to loan it should be these players ( on our radar ) ?? with a perminate on offer at the end off the season …. im starting to think wenger is guna leave to many good players to last min and we are going to miss out completely

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