ARSENAL are considering loaning out Marquinhos in January, according to reports.

The teenager made the £3m switch to north London from Sao Paulo in the summer window.

Marquinhos scored his first Arsenal goal against FC Zurich in the Europa League

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Marquinhos scored his first Arsenal goal against FC Zurich in the Europa LeagueCredit: Reuters
Marquinhos has feature once in the league and has often played with the U23s

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Marquinhos has feature once in the league and has often played with the U23sCredit: Getty

But the 19-year-old has been restricted to just a handful of appearances, with only one coming in the league.

Marquinhos featured in Arsenal‘s first three Europa League games and marked his debut with a goal and an assist in the victory over FC Zurich.

However, when Mikel Arteta‘s side reached the crunch stages of the group, the winger hardly had a look in.

Instead, he was demoted down to playing with the U23s.

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He proved himself as far too good for that level with four goals and two assists in less than 400 minutes of action.

Marquinhos will be hoping for minutes when Arsenal host Brighton in the Carabao Cup tomorrow.

But the Evening Standard claim the Premier League leaders thinking about his future ahead of January.

The report claims Arsenal are weighing up whether to keep him around the first-team squad or loan him out to increase his chances of regular action.

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Arteta is already short in the wide areas after Nicolas Pepe was allowed to join Nice on loan in the summer, while Emile Smith Rowe is out injured.

Therefore, the Gunners are plotting winter moves for Orlando City man Facundo Torres and Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Mudryk in particular has caught the eye this term, registering 14 goal contributions in 14 games, five of which came in the Champions League.



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