Arsenal’s 27-man squad for the Premier League Asia Trophy set off for the trip today, but there was an alteration to the initial squad list, with Jon Toral replacing Jeff Reine-Adelaide.
Reine-Adelaide, a recent signing from Lens, was a surprise inclusion in the squad but, for an as yet unidenitifed reason, Toral was drafted in instead.
Toral has been an Arsenal player for four years and enjoyed a successful loan spell at Brentford last season. The Spaniard will hope to impress sufficiently to earn further first- team opportunities when the season gets underway.
Meanwhile, Championship side Ipswich Town, who have already taken Ainsley Maitland-Niles on a season-long loan, are confident of agreeing a loan deal with another, as yet unnamed, Arsenal youngster before the start of the new campaign.