Why Arsenal's Olayinka Must Prefer A Loan Move Despite Handed Pre-season Chance by Emery
Published: July 20, 2019
 Why Arsenal's Olayinka Must Prefer A Loan Move Despite Handed Pre-season Chance by Emery
Apart from helping managers perfect their tactics ahead of a new season, pre-season matches give youngsters great opportunity to lay claim for a spot in their manager's squad list for an upcoming season.

Arsenal are currently in the United States for their pre-season camping and two friendly matches have been played, including a 2-1 victory over Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich.

Out of the two games, the one that got allnigeriasoccer.com's attention was the clash between the Gunners and Colorado RapidsĀ  which ended 3-0 in favor of the Unai Emery's side.

Two Nigeria-eligible players were on parade and one of them, James Olayinka, made his full debut for the Gunners.

The 18-year-old's overall display throughout the encounter was nothing short of brilliance as he showed his readiness for more first-team duties if given the opportunity.

As much as he has high hopes of breaking into Unai Emery's team in 2019-20 season, leaving the Emirates Stadium on loan this summer will be more beneficial to him.

The young Nigeria-eligible midfielder could struggle for game time considering the quality of players ahead of him in the Gunners pecking order of midfielders

It is important he finds a club where his potential will be put to test in a very competitive atmosphere.

Having featured in 13 Premier League 2 matches in his career, it won't be out of place to admit he is ripe for regular first team games.

The highly-rated Olayinka won't lack suitors if Arsenal decide to place him on the list of players whom they want to loan out of the Emirates Stadium.

Ibukun Italoye

Photo Credit : arsenal.com
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