The Arsenal youth exodus continued last night as Krystian Bielik joined Birmingham City on loan.
He became the latest in a string of late window loan moves, following the likes of Chuba Akpom, Gedion Zelalem and Matt Macey for developmental periods elsewhere.
Birmingham currently sit mid-table in the Championship, and the highly rated Polish defender will be hoping for some playing time between now and May.
He joined the club as a midfielder, but has been playing most of his football at youth level as a centre-half.
Speaking last year, Arsene Wenger said of him, “He has all the qualities and ingredients to be a top-level centre-back.
“The one thing he is missing is the experience in this position because he came to us as a central midfielder, but I converted him because I felt he can play the type of football we want to play as a centre-back.”
Now he just needs experience, so let’s hope he gets it at Birmingham.