Arsenal may allow Brazilian teenager Marquinhos to go out on loan in January to continue his development, provided that they can bring in another winger to replace him.
The 19-year old was signed from Palmeiras at the start of the transfer window, and told that he could have to be patient to get his chance under Mikel Arteta.
Yet, after impressing in their under 21 side, he was given his first team opportunity in the Europa League against FC Zurich, and rewarded the faith shown in him with a goal and his assist on his debut.
Nevertheless, it is recognised that it is too early to consider him as somebody regularly able to challenge for a first-team spot, and that a period where he can be playing regular football with help him get to the next stage.
The Gunners, though, will first need somebody able to provide back-up to Bukayo Saka, having already allowed Nicolas Pépé to go out on his own loan move, in his case to Ligue 1 side, Nice.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.