Loans in football are a thing of beauty in more ways than one. While it can provide youngsters with a path to discover the wider world of football and gain valuable experience of playing regular competitive games, it also gives veterans a great escape route when stuck in a sticky situation.With only about 24 hours left for player movements, it brings about a unique situation which makes loans a favourite for all parties involved. A failure in coming to terms with the economics for the two sides involved as well as the players’ interest taken into factor, a loan seems to be the simple way out.Here are ten players who should (and could) go out on loan on deadline day.
#1 Serge Gnabry - Arsenal
Serge Gnabry broke on to the scene last season with his trickery and pace, scoring his first goal for the Gunners in a 2-1 victory over Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Capable of playing on either wing and even behind the striker, the young German quickly knitted in with the team seamlessly. However, the return of bigger names from injuries meant Gnabry had to step back from the spotlight.
Arsenal already had a plethora of options going forward (except a prolific centre-forward) last season and the addition of a certain Alexis Sanchez means Wenger should have no headaches when it comes to looking for resources in midfield and on the wings.
This also means another thing: any young prospect looking to establish himself at Arsenal might probably have to do it elsewhere before his performance warrants him a place in the match day squad, let alone the first eleven.
That’s where Gnabry comes in. The 19-year-old is unlikely to feature heavily anytime soon for the Gunners except for cup games. That’s going to do nothing but stunt his growth as a player. The best solution thus, would be a loan.