Five Arsenal players who will benefit from loan moves next season and follow in footsteps of Francis Coquelin

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As the transfer window begins to heat up, much of the speculation surrounds in-comings and it’s sometimes forgotten that players have to make way.

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Some players leave permanently in order to establish themselves elsewhere, while others go out on loan with hopes of catching the manager’s eye whilst away.

Francis Coquelin is a perfect example of the latter as he used his loan spell at Charlton last season to help establish himself in the Arsenal first team and he hasn’t looked back since.

Take a look at five other Gunners players who should be loaned out next season and could follow in the footsteps of the Frenchman:

Gedion Zelalem

Arsenal Gedion Zelalem

The young American starlet was impressive at the FIFA U-20 World Cup this summer, with his tricks and flicks being shared around the world via social media.

Zelalem has already hinted he’d be open to a loan move [via Metro Sport] and a short-term switch would be beneficial as he is unlikely to oust the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil for a first team spot in midfield at the Emirates next season.

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