Arsenal have numerous players out on loan. They fail into three categories, players on the first team fringes that Arsene believes will further their education with a long spell playing first team football.
Into this category are Armand Traorewho has been converted from a left-back into a left-winger. He is currently on loan at Portsmouth and is doing very well. Also newly departed striker Jay Simpson who has been inspirational in his shot time at West Bromwich Albion.
The second category are youngsters who Arsene has not his mind up yet, they may return to Arsenal next season or the likelihood is they will be sold or sent out on another loan spell. Nacer Barazite, has been receiving great reviews whilst with Arsenal, he is on a year long loan spell with Derby County. Though considered a great prospect, Arsene will look at the players he has at the club and probably decide that Nacer will not be able to break into the team and sell him in the summer. Kerrea Gilberthas been on loan for the third season. His position is a mystery, either Wenger thinks he is a great right-bakc and in ensuring that when he comes back to Arsenal he is ready for first team action or Wenger is allowing him to run down his contract, nobody is sure are he has not featured in any pre-season games either. The third player in this category is Pedro, our Brazilian in Spain who is waiting to get a Spanish passport before joining Arsenal.
The final category are the lads that are being released in the summer and are being given an opportunity to show teams what they are capable off doing. These players are Vincent van der Berg, Abu Ogogo, Renee Steer and Paul Rodgers.