Jon Toral comments on Arsenal future

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The 21-year-old has impressed on loan at Birmingham City this season.

Quoted by the Evening Standard, on-loan Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral has revealed that nothing has been decided about his long-term future with the Gunners as of yet.

The Spanish talent has enjoyed a season-long loan at Championship outfit Birmingham this season; so much so that it had been suggested, mostly by Arsenal fans, that he may have a shot at earning first-team opportunities under manager Arsene Wenger next term.

With that being said, Toral, who has netted eight times in 28 league appearances for City, is 21 and he may already be with the North Londoners by now if he was going to make the grade under Wenger.

But the youngster, who arrived at Arsenal with Hector Bellerin from Barcelona in 2011, says he has progressed, but admits that he's still unsure as to what the future holds for him.

“I’ll go back to Arsenal and then we’ll decide from there,” Toral said via the Standard. “I’ll play pre-season there and see what the future holds for me.”

“I need to talk to Arsenal and we’ll decide what’s best for me. I think I have progressed a lot this season with more minutes on the pitch."

 

By virtue of the fact he would be competing with Mesut Ozil next season, it might be fair to say that Toral is better off leaving the club. At his age, he will not want to waste precious years of his career on a bench, but displacing one of the world's best playmakers is hugely unlikely.

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