Report: Three more Arsenal youngsters to follow Charlie Patino out on loan, one is a 'special' talent
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Report: Three more Arsenal youngsters to follow Charlie Patino out on loan, one is a 'special' talent

Arsenal are looking to secure loan moves for three promising youngsters, according to Football London.

The report suggests that the Gunners want Salah Oulad M’Hand, Miguel Azeez and Brooke Norton-Cuffy to follow Charlie Patino out on loan, who is close to joining Blackpool.

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Mikel Arteta is looking to reduce the size of his first team squad, having just sold Bernd Leno to Fulham, and with Lucas Torreira about to leave on a permanent deal.

Arsenal are also reportedly hoping to offload four more first team players, including Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Arteta said on the size of his squad: “We have a large squad and we have to make some decisions on the players that we’re not going to be using consistently and be fair and straight with them and that’s a process that is going to start very soon as well.”

Arsenal look for loan deals for three youngsters

Although Arteta wants more permanent solutions for some of the senior members of the Arsenal squad, temporary moves that allow these youngsters to gain valuable first-team minutes makes sense.

M’Hand is yet to make his debut for Arsenal, despite being named as a substitute in the Premier League on several occasions last season.

The Dutch youth international midfielder has been described as having ‘something special’ about him, but is unlikely to challenge at Arsenal if he remains at the club this season.

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Azeez and Norton-Cuffy both spent time on loan at League One clubs last season, but had mixed success at Portsmouth and Lincoln City respectively.

Azeez was supposed to spend a season on the south coast with Portsmouth, but his loan move was cut short in January after only making six League One appearances.

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Norton-Cuffy was sent to Lincoln for the second half of last season, and after a few substitute appearances made the right-back position his own as the Imps avoided the drop.

All three players would be suited to another move to England’s third tier, but a loan move abroad to experience a different culture and style of football could be even more beneficial.

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