Arsenal have announced that Jon Toral is to spend the 2015/16 on loan at Birmingham City.
The 20 year old joined the Gunners at the same time as Hector Bellerin, and had a successful loan spell at Brentford last year. He played 37 games for the Championship side, scoring 6 goals.
It was enough to prompt Arsenal to take up the option of extending his contract for another season, which he will now spend in the midlands.
The midfield options at the club mean his chances of any meaningful football this season would have been pretty slim, so a loan move makes sense for all concerned.
Good luck to him at Birmingham, and we’ll see where his performances take him in relation to a new Arsenal deal in the future.