With all their French players, Newcastle United have been likened to Arsenal in recent years, while their manager Alan Pardew is second only to Arsene Wenger in the table of longest serving managers in the Premier League. Perhaps that is why the Prof sees the north-east club as the ideal place for young Gunners to go on loan to.
Or at least, that is what it looks like, with the media reporting that two of the young players from Arsenal could be playing under Pardew in the season to come. It now looks certain that Arsenal will complete the signing of their French right back Mathieu Debuchy this week, with the player himself confirming the move, so it sort of makes sense that our English right back Carl Jenkinson could be heading in the opposite direction, according to a Daily Mail report.
Although Arsenal will still need a back-up for Debuchy, there is the young Spaniard Hector Bellerin who is ready to step up from the academy, while 23-year old Jenkinson needs to be playing all the time for us to see whether he really can make the grade at Arsenal, so a loan deal to a Premier League club seems ideal.
The other one I am not so sure about. According to the Newcastle Chronicle, our young Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell could also be heading to Newcastle on loan. I really thought he had at least earned the chance to show Arsenal fans what he could do in the red and white, but maybe a spell at another BPL club, with less pressure on him, might be for the best. What do you think, Arsenal fans?