Jordi Osei-Tutu signed a new contract with Arsenal lasting until 2023 before moving on loan to VfL Bochum, according to reports.
In Goal’s interview article with the right-back, they include an update to confirm that Osei-Tutu extended his Arsenal deal to 2023 before moving on loan to Germany this summer.
Osei-Tutu had previously signed a contract extension with the club in 2017, though there was no clarity on exactly how long that deal lasted at the time. Regardless, he now has another three-and-a-half years until he’s out of contract with the Gunners.
The right-back made a good impression in the very early stages of his loan spell in the 2. Bundesliga, featuring in all of Bochum’s first five league games.
After the club changed head coach and brought in Thomas Reis, Osei-Tutu had to go back to the drawing board and rebuild his reputation, spending six games either on the bench or out of the squad completely.
He’s now back involved again though, featuring in all of Bochum’s last four matches and completing 90 minutes in the last two. Hopefully, that’s a sign of things to come for the remainder of the season, as consistent playing time is always one of the most important factors in a loan spell.
At his best, Osei-Tutu’s blistering pace and intelligent forward runs can make him a big threat on the right flank. He needs to develop his defensive game but he’s making progress on that front too.