Arsenal are planning to extend Ben Sheaf’s loan with Doncaster Rovers until the end of the season, according to reports.
Football Insider report that Arsenal are pleased with how the midfielder has been used so far this season, as well as how much game time he’s getting. As a result, they want to extend Ben Sheaf’s loan to the end of the campaign.
There was a bit of a misunderstanding around Sheaf’s loan deal when it happened, with Arsenal reporting that it was a season-long move from the beginning. However, all other sources wrote that it was a six-month deal, from the BBC to Rovers’ official site.
It seems this was just a mistake on the part of the Arsenal media team, and it was just a six-month deal to begin with. As it’s going so well now though, they’re now looking to extend it to the end of the year.
Sheaf has made 19 appearances as a defensive midfielder so far, scoring once and assisting twice. Arsenal can certainly have few complaints about game time, with only Dejan Iliev featuring as regularly from the latest batch of Arsenal loanees.
Though it hasn’t all been smooth sailing, Sheaf has generally made a positive impression, and loans are meant to test your limits as a player anyway.
For a more detailed assessment of Sheaf’s performances, you can find reviews of Ben Sheaf’s loan here