There were some late loan departures from Arsenal in the summer transfer window, with Kelechi Nwakali joining Dutch side Maastricht, while fellow midfielder Glen Kamara linked up with Colchester United.
Nwakali, who joined Arsenal this summer, heads to Holland as he looks to gain a work permit that would enable him to play competitively in England. He is the second Arsenal player to move to Maastricht on loan this summer, with Stefan O’Connor already at the Dutch club.
Kamara, meanwhile, returns to League Two with Colchester, having spent time with Southend United last season. The Finland youth international made his Arsenal first-team debut against Sheffield Wednesday in the league cup.
Meanwhile, several youngsters have stayed at Arsenal, including Gedion Zelalem, Matt Macey and Ainsley Maitland-Niles. As Football League clubs are no longer able to take players on loan outside the transfer window, it appears that this trio will stay and play in the U23s for now, while they will hope to be involved with the first-team in cup competitions.