Three players that could leave Arsenal on loan

Thomas Eisfeld

The emergency loan window opens to Football League clubs on Saturday, we take a look at which Arsenal starlets could head out to get first team football.

Arsenal are credited with one of the most prosperous academies in the country, which is shown by the number of graduates currently in their first team squad. The likes of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Serge Gnabry and Gedion Zelalem amongst others have made it through the prestigious academy to go on and play for the first team.

However another reality of holding one of the biggest talent factories in the country is that not everyone makes it, which is shown by the number of professional footballers that have filtered down the divisions despite playing for Arsenal's academy.

We take a look at the next batch of stars that could go out on loan to prove they belong with the likes of Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs, rather than Henri Lansbury and Mark Randall. 

1) Thomas Eisfeld - 21-years-old

Former Borussia Dortmund starlet Eisfeld was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2012 for a meagre £475,000 and now coming to age at 21, he could desperately use some first team competitive football if he is to grow into a first team player at the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger has previously described the player as having ''the attitude and technical ability to be a valuable addition to our squad'' and an integral part of the impressive development side at Arsenal, his ability for Championship football shouldn't really be in question. 

2) Ryo Miyaichi - 21-years-old 

A highly-regarded midfielder, the Japanese starlet has fell off the radar somewhat and could do with a move somewhere to help his chances of personal growth and more importantly for the player - A call-up from Japan to go to the World Cup. 

Previously a loan signing for both Bolton and Wigan in their Premier League campaigns, the young talent as of yet hasn't taken the divisional drop to the Championship. Wages could be an issue for the quick winger, as he is on a reported £1.04m-a-year some way above the average Championship earner, but should not be lacking in suitors if he does decide to move.

3) Isaac Hayden - 18-year-old 

A very highly-rated utility player, 18-year-old Hayden has already made his breakthrough at Arsenal, starting the League Cup match against West Bromwich Albion aside the likes of Vermaelen and Mertesacker. 

Arsenal may want to keep hold of Hayden until at least the end of the season to develop him further under their own supervision, however, as shown with Akpom they could also be open to the player leaving for first team football. 

Arsene Wenger has described the player's key assets as concentration, intelligence and strength. Equally comfortable at centre-back or central-midfield, whilst having also previously featured at right-back and as a play-maker. A good old fashioned utility player, which could end up being an excellent signing for a team with a small squad. 

image: © Kieran Clarke

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