By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger says Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is likely to go out on loan this month to gain Premier League experience.

Despite his superb goalscoring form for the Reserves this season, the talented youngster has found first-team opportunities hard to come by with just four substitute appearances to his name.

The Arsenal manager is set to send Carlos Vela on loan in January and confirmed that Emmanuel-Thomas will make a similar move.

“He is likely to go out on loan as well,” said Wenger.

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