Jordi Osei-Tutu has become the first Arsenal player to go on loan this season after a deal was struck that will see him spend the entire campaign with VfL Bochum in the German second division.
The right-back featured for the first-team in pre-season last year and made the bench under both Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery, but has yet to make a competitive appearance for the senior side.
Osei-Tutu, who joined Arsenal from Reading four years ago, has consistently impressed for the Gunners at U23 level and will relish the chance to gain experience of senior football.
Former Arsenal player Thomas Eisfeld, now aged 26, will be one of Osei-Tutu’s team-mates at his new club.
Reiss Nelson finally received a run out at the U21 European Championship and he took a chance as he won and scored a penalty in England’s 3-3 draw with Croatia.
Meanwhile, Matteo Guendouzi played the whole game as France drew 0-0 with Ronania to progress to the semi-final, where they will face Spain.
Arsenal’s new first-year scholars reported for duty at London Colney today, with Ovie Ejeheri and Daniel Oyegoke amongst them.
Ejeheri, a goalkeeper, and Oyegoke, a right-back who can also play further forward, both graduated from the Hale End academy.
Midfielder Miguel Azeez was also present along with Nathan Butler-Oyedeji.
It is expected that goalkeeper Hubert Graczyk, defender Mazeed Ogungbo and winger Kido Taylor-Hart, all of whom have already featured for the U18s, will also be part of this scholarship intake along with Romanian midfielder Catalin Cirjan.
However, there remains uncertainty over the future of the highly rated Yunus Musah, who has been linked with Valencia.
Krystian Bielik and Poland are out of the Under-21 European Championship following a 5-0 defeat against Spain.
Poland had won their first two fixtures, with Bielik scoring on both occasions, but they suffered elimination with a heavy loss.
The only positive, although it won’t be of much consolation to Bielik now, is that the 21-year-old will return to pre-season earlier, meaning that his Arsenal future will be resolved quicker.
Tomorrow night Matteo Guendouzi’s France take on Romania, while Reiss Nelson will hope to feature as England play Croatia.
Matteo Guendouzi made his first appearance at the U21 European Championship, with the midfielder featuring as a substitute as France beat Croatia 1-0.
The result means that France are through to the knockout stages, but Reiss Nelson’s England are out.
The winger was again an unused substitute as England were beaten 4-2 by Romania.
Tonight, Krystian Bielik’s Poland face Spain.
Krystian Bielik scored his second goal in as many games at the U21 European Championship as Poland beat Italy 1-0 last night.
Bielik scored in the 40th minute to help Poland continue their impressive start to the tournament, with the Arsenal youngster having been excellent so far.
Tomorrow night Reiss Nelson will be hoping for his first minutes of the tournament as England face Romania, while France take on Croatia.
The U21 European Championship continued last night, with France beating England 2-1 in an enthralling encounter.
However, neither of the Arsenal players involved in the game actually played any part, with Matteo Guendouzi and Reiss Nelson remaining on the bench throughout for France and England respectively.
England took the lead through a superb goal from Phil Foden, but France, who had earlier missed two penalties, levelled late on courtesy of Jonathan Ikone before a late own goal from Aaron Wan-Bissaka gave Les Bleus victory.
Krystian Bielik, meanwhile, is set to feature as Poland face Italy tonight, looking to build upon their victory against Belgium.