Arsenal face 3 important decisions in January transfer window as Edu shapes Mikel Arteta’s squad

The whole point of sending a player out on loan is for them to gain experience and come back a better player, ready to push for a place in the first-team.

However, that isn’t always the case and Arsenal find themselves in a situation where they may need to bring some players back who are struggling to make it onto the pitch with their loan clubs.

Be it bringing these players back because they are needed to cover a first-team player or just recalling them to find a new team that will better utilise their talents, the players mentioned are in dire need of minutes.

Runar Runarsson

Should Bernd Leno leave the club in January, Arsenal will be left short a back-up goalkeeper.

Runarsson has played the role before, backing up the German goalkeeper in 2020 and made six appearances across three competitions.

Currently on loan with Belgian side O-H Leuven, the Icelandic shot-stopper has yet to make appearance for the club and is currently backing up Rafael Romo.

With that not being the intention when he was sent out on loan, it makes sense for Arteta to bring him back to cover Aaron Ramsdale.