By Giuseppe Muro
Arsène Wenger will look to give players like Jay Emmanuel-Thomas Premier League experience by loaning them out in January.
The 19-year-old striker has been is superb goalscoring form for the Reserves this season, finding the net ten times in just seven starts including a spectacular solo effort in a 4-1 win against Everton. Despite this, he has struggled to break into the first-team with only four substitute appearances to his name including a late introduction at Stamford Bridge in October.
Wenger feels regular playing time is paramount for his progression and if he were to make a move Emmanuel-Thomas would follow in the footsteps of Jack Wilshere, who enjoyed a short but hugely rewarding spell with Bolton at the back end of last season.
The England midfielder’s development this season needs no explanation, and Wenger is hopeful of a similar experience for younger players during the second half of this season.
"On loan yes. Players like Jay Emmanuel-Thomas who need to mature to play, who don't get in the team at the moment.
“If I can find them a club in the Premier League I will let him go to let him have an experience like Jack Wilshere last year.”Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 5 Dec 2010