Arsenal duo Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall are currently on loan with Birmingham City, but their futures at the midlands club are in some doubt.
Bramall has made just three appearances this season, while Jenkinson suffered an injury in August and hasn’t played since.
It has led Blues boss Steve Cotterill consider letting them go in January so he can explore other options.
“I think things will unfold this month regarding those two lads,” he said.
“There is probably discussions to be had from all quarters on that one.
“Nothing I can elaborate with you right now, if I am honest. There have been a few other things that have been pressing over the last nine days.
“Like four games and a fifth one on Saturday so there hasn’t been a lot of time to discuss those sort of things.
“Now the window’s open obviously things can happen and those situations we need to look at.”
Bramall made headlines this time last year, signing for the Gunners from the seventh tier of English football while working in a car factory. Clearly the loan move was made to help his development, but it’s a worrying sign that he’s not getting any game time.
As for Jenkinson, he may well have options if he can prove his fitness, but like his colleague doesn’t appear to have much of an Arsenal future.