How every Arsenal player on loan is performing this season
Like many of England’s biggest clubs, Arsenal have a number of players that are either too young or simply not good enough to feature regularly for the first team.
As such, Mikel Arteta and his backroom staff have opted to send them out to clubs across Europe in an effort to pick up much-needed match experience or perhaps change the club’s mind about their ability.
However, while the London club struggle to put together a string of impressive performances, a number of their young stars are making a name for themselves elsewhere.
How many players do Arsenal have out on loan?
From the reserve side to the senior side, Arsenal currently have 17 players out on loan.
Where is each Arsenal player on loan?
Hector Bellerin - Real Betis
Lucas Torreira - Fiorentina
Runar Alex Runarsson - Leuven
Reiss Nelson - Feyenoord
Konstantinos Mavropanos - Stuttgart
Matteo Guendouzi - Marseille
William Saliba - Marseille
Miguez Azeez - Portsmouth
Daniel Ballard - Millwall
Harry Clarke - Ross County
Jonathan Dinzeyi - Carlisle
Dejan Illiev - Sered
Tyreece John-Jules - Blackpool
Nikolaj Moller - Viktoria Koln
Jordi Osei-Tutu - Nottingham Forest
Matt Smith - Doncaster
Tom Smith - Welling United
How are they performing?
There's little doubt that the most high-profile player to leave Arsenal on a loan deal this season was Hector Bellerin, who has started his spell at Betis rather brightly.
The right-back played the entirety of his new club's 2-1 win over Granada and even provided an assist in Betis' second goal in a 2-2 draw with Espanyol.
It seems fair to say that Mikel Arteta simply doesn't currently rate the talents of William Saliba and Matteo Guendouzi, as both of those players have been sent out on loan again, this time at Marseille.
Both players have featured extensively this season for Marseille, who remain unbeaten in seven games, though one of them was the abandoned fixture versus Nice.
Although both players were rested in the Ligue 1 clash with Angers recently, they have done well in France and Guendouzi also has a goal and an assist to his name.
Lucas Torreira was on loan at Atletico Madrid last season but barely made an impact. During the summer he campaigned for a move to Boca, but has had to settle for Fiorentina.
Although the midfielder made his debut last month against Atalanta, Torreira has struggled to nail down a starting role for the Serie A club. However, he did feature heavily in a recent 3-1 defeat to Inter.
Runar Alex Runarsson has proved to be one of the club's most bizarre signings recently, and he has been sent away to Leuven.
Konstantinos Mavropanos is currently on loan at Stuttgart for the second season in a row, and the Bundesliga side have the option to sign him for just €3.5 million, so it doesn't look like he has a future at the Emirates.
Feyenoord were poised to sign Manchester United wonderkid Amad Diallo on loan for this campaign, but after he suffered an injury Reiss Nelson was sought as second choice.
He has yet to play in the Eredivisie.