Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has hinted that Ghanaian youngster Edward Nketiah will be loaned out again in the ongoing winter transfer window.
Nketiah was shipped out on loan to Championship side Leeds United in the summer where he scored 3 goals in 17 league matches.
But the 20-year-old found regular playing under Marcelo Bielsa hard to come which prompted the Gunners to truncate that deal.
He is expected to be given a game time at Arsenal following suspension to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but manager Arteta says he should be given time to continue his development elsewhere.
Aubameyang was given a straight red card in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace for a crude lunge on home midfielder Max Meyer.
"I didn't before (think of using Nketiah) and at the moment we have to think mid-long term with Eddie," said Arteta after the game at Selhurst Park.
"We have to respect his evolution and development, we don't have to make a decision just based on two or three games."
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