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Willock and Smith-Rowe should leave in January

Willock and Smith-Rowe should leave in January

Arsenal are still firmly in the race for a top four spot, despite dropping off the place recently, with the January transfer window only boosting their chances.

The Gunners won’t accept anything less than Champions League football next season, having had to settle for Europa League football in recent times.

However, Unai Emery has struggled to provide a couple of the club’s youngsters with regular minutes in the current campaign, which could impact their future. Of course, it’s vital that young players receive regular minutes at this stage in their careers, so there could be quite a lot of movement next month.

With that in mind, Emery should wave goodbye to these TWO talented youngsters in January…

EMILE SMITH-ROWE

Emile Smith-Rowe has established himself as arguably one of the hottest prospects in the whole of English football in the current campaign, having scored two goals in the Europa League and one in the Carabao Cup.

However, he is yet to appear in the Premier League and has only featured in a handful of games in the youth ranks.

The youngster will no doubt have a huge part to play in the future of the club and has already displayed moments of quality this season, but a January loan move would aid his development, just like Mason Mount at Derby.

JOE WILLOCK

Joe Willock is another one of the Gunners’ promising players that has all the ingredients to become a future star in the Premier League, but regular first-team minutes are almost impossible to secure right now.

The 19-year-old only has two first-team appearances to his name this season, which both came in the Europa League.

Emery already has a number of central midfielders at his disposal and may look to bring in more additions in January, so a loan move away would help Willock progress and enjoy regular minutes at a decent level.

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