As Calum Chambers closes in on a loan move to Middlesbrough, another one of Arsenal's English contingent could be on the way out as well, with Arsene Wenger giving his nod to a temporary move for Jack Wilshere.
Despite his obvious talent, Wilshere just hasn't been able to stay fit long enough to fulfil his potential. Every time it seems like Wilshere is finally ready to get back to his best, an injury, and more often than not a long-term one, ends those hopes.
As a result, Wilshere, who missed most of last season as well, has found it difficult to really establish himself in the Arsenal playing XI. With the injury worries, hopefully, behind him, the 24-year-old is ready to make his mark this season, but with Wenger having several big names in his midfield â€“ the additions of Mohamed Elneny and Granit Xhaka in the last two transfer windows have only bulged Wenger's options â€“ the Arsenal Academy product has found it difficult to break into the team.
Wilshere, so far, has not started a single game for Arsenal, which in turn has led to him being overlooked by Sam Allardyce when the new England manager named his first squad. That snub has led to worries over his international future, and as a result, according to reports in the UK, Wenger has agreed to loan the midfielder out for the season.
Considering his talent, suitors should line up in numbers to take him, but Wenger will not sanction a move to a title rival. That means Wilshere has to either settle playing for a "smaller" team in the Premier League or consider his options of playing abroad.
Clubs from Italy and Spain have also reportedly shown an interest, and maybe getting out of the physical Premier League and trying his hand in a more technical La Liga is just what is required to reignite his career.
Meanwhile, Chambers looks set to remain in the Premier League, with newly-promoted Middlesbrough closing in on a season-long loan move. Despite interest from other European leagues, Wenger is keen on Chambers continuing his education in the Premier League, where he can keep a closer eye.
The defender has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal, with Wenger, this season, preferring 20-year-old summer signing Rob Holding to Chambers in the middle of the defence. With Shkodran Mustafi set to sign as well, Chambers' chances will be limited even more, leading to the loan move.
What Wenger will hope is that Chambers rediscovers his form and confidence that made him such an impressive player when he first signed for Arsenal from Southampton, so that when he returns to the team next year, he is in a position to challenge for a place in the starting XI.