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Debate Time: Should Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi Be Sent Out on Loan?

Arsenal's Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 21, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Would Alex Iwobi benefit from a loan move to another Premier League club?

Put it this way, there would not be a lack of clubs eager to take the 20 year old Nigerian on. It seems like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott will remain at the club this summer – something that will surprise many – so is it “last chance saloon” for the Englishmen?

It would seem likely. This may possibly mean Wenger will place The Ox and Theo ahead of Iwobi in the pecking order as the Frenchman may use the upcoming season to evaluate their future at the club.

ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24:  (L-R) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal and Theo Walcott of Arsenal warm up during the Arsenal training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 match against AS Monaco at London Colney on February 24, 2015 in St Albans, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Realistically, Alex Iwobi could play a lot of minutes for a mid-table team next year – something that would only benefit the youngster. In his inaugural season, Alex impressed supporters and critics with his composure on the ball and his burst of pace from the wings – the Nigerian played 639 minutes for Arsenal last year. As many critics and managers around the world believe, at this age he needs to play to further develop his talent.

No speculation or rumours have arisen yet regarding a loan move for Alex Iwobi but one would think that Arsene Wenger would consider it if a suitable club made an offer.

Although on the other side of the coin, Iwobi has already proved that he can add something to the Arsenal team and that he can compete for a place on the wings.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 02:  Alex Iwobi (L) of Arsenal celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mate Hector Bellerin (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on April 2, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Wherever Iwobi ends up next season – whether it be out on loan at another club or whether it be at Arsenal – he will surely benefit the club he is playing at.

So if it were up to you, would you send Alex Iwobi out on loan for one season?

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