It’s now just a couple of months until the end of the season, so this week I thought I’d have an early look at what Arsenal should do with each of their loanees this summer.

Things could change in the next couple of months, and this is all just my opinion, but let’s have a look at the decisions Arsenal have to make on all their loanees this summer.

I’m going to give a brief assessment of how the season is going for each player, followed by my personal feeling on what should happen to them in the upcoming window.

William Saliba

Marseille's Argentinian forward Dario Benedetto (L) vies for the ball with Saint-Etienne's French defender William Saliba (R) during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Marseille (OM) on February 5, 2020, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP)
Marseille’s Argentinian forward Dario Benedetto (L) vies for the ball with Saint-Etienne’s French defender William Saliba (R) during the French L1 football match between Saint-Etienne (ASSE) and Marseille (OM) on February 5, 2020, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central France. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP)

An excellent individual campaign on the pitch with Saint-Etienne, punctuated by all too many injuries. All the same, the 18-year-old is up to 17 appearances now, and he already looks like he could make an impact at Arsenal next season. Keep.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

VERONA, ITALY - DECEMBER 01: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of As Roma celebrates after scoring the 1-3 goal during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and AS Roma at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on December 1, 2019 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
VERONA, ITALY – DECEMBER 01: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of As Roma celebrates after scoring the 1-3 goal during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and AS Roma at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on December 1, 2019, in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Another to struggle with injuries this campaign, but Mkhitaryan is in good form right now. He has 10 goal contributions in 20 games with AS Roma. All the same, Arsenal should look to leverage that for a fee, rather than risking him returning to 2018/19 form. Sell.

Mohamed Elneny

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 03: Mohamed Elneny of Besiktas reacts at full-time after the UEFA Europa League group K match between Besiktas and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vodafone Park on October 03, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 03: Mohamed Elneny of Besiktas reacts at full-time after the UEFA Europa League group K match between Besiktas and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Vodafone Park on October 03, 2019, in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Elneny is playing regularly with Besiktas, racking up 27 appearances. He isn’t really doing enough to convince Arsenal to make space in their midfield for him though, particularly as he played most of his team’s terrible Europa League campaign. Sell.

Konstantinos Mavropanos

Konstantinos Mavropanos makes for the FC Nürnberg bench (Photo via Twitter / 1_fc_nuernberg)
Konstantinos Mavropanos makes for the FC Nürnberg bench (Photo via Twitter / 1_fc_nuernberg)

Making a promising start with FC Nurnberg since his January loan, but he recently picked up an injury he’s not quite back from.

If he returns and plays well, maybe he can fight for his place next season, if he doesn’t, he needs another loan or a permanent move. For Mavropanos, the next few months are key. Undecided.

Emile Smith Rowe

Emile Smith Rowe on his debut for Huddersfield Town (Photo via Instagram)
Emile Smith Rowe on his debut for Huddersfield Town (Photo via Instagram)

Smith Rowe is playing well for Huddersfield Town and staying fit, which is just as important. He’s showing his creativity and attacking threat in a physical league, and the Huddersfield fans love him so far.

It’s possible he’ll try another loan, but he also seems ready to have an immediate impact at Arsenal, assuming he doesn’t have an injury setback. Keep.

Dejan Iliev

Dejan Iliev after Jagiellonia's match against Legia Warsaw (Photo via Jagiellonia.pl)
Dejan Iliev after Jagiellonia’s match against Legia Warsaw (Photo via Jagiellonia.pl)

Iliev is on his second loan of the season, making 21 appearances and keeping 4 clean sheets. His form has been inconsistent, and it’s difficult to justify him taking Emi Martinez’s spot (5 clean sheets from 11 Arsenal matches). At 25, it’s probably time to move on now. Sell.

Ben Sheaf

Ben Sheaf with Doncaster Rovers (Photo via Twitter)
Ben Sheaf with Doncaster Rovers (Photo via Twitter)

For the most part, Sheaf is having a positive loan spell. He’s up to 37 appearances, and Doncaster Rovers made the decision to keep him in January, extending his loan.

He divides opinion among the Rovers fans, and though some consider that unfair, it’s hard to see him proving less divisive two divisions up. For his own sake, a permanent transfer would allow him to turn the page and push on. Sell.

Tyreece John-Jules

Tyreece John-Jules celebrating scoring for Lincoln City against Blackpool (Photo via Twitter)
Tyreece John-Jules celebrating scoring for Lincoln City against Blackpool (Photo via Twitter)

John-Jules only lasted a month at Lincoln City before his season was cut short by injury. He scored his first senior goal in that time, but he’ll want more experience to prove himself. Loan (again).

James Olayinka

James Olayinka on his loan debut for Northampton Town (Photo via ntfc.co.uk)

Unfortunately, Olayinka only made one appearance for Northampton Town before an injury keeping him out until now. He was Man of the Match, which is an encouraging start. We’ll see how he does on his return. Undecided.

Joseph Olowu

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turner's Cross, Cork 14/2/2020 Cork City vs Shelbourne Cork City's Joseph Olowu Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo
SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Turner’s Cross, Cork 14/2/2020. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Olowu is playing well for Cork City so far, despite their struggles as a team. Hopefully, that will get his name out there and he’ll get a higher-profile loan next season. Loan (again).

Jordi Osei-Tutu

Jordi Osei-Tutu celebrates his goal (Photo via VfL Bochum on Instagram)
Jordi Osei-Tutu celebrates his goal (Photo via VfL Bochum on Instagram)

Osei-Tutu finally looks to be convincing Bochum’s new manager Thomas Reis, though it took a few months. He was appearing regularly under the previous manager before the old boss lost his job.

It looks like he’ll need another season to play more regularly before he can think about pushing on with Arsenal. Loan (again).

Daniel Ballard

Photo via Twitter / dg_ballard
Photo via Twitter / dg_ballard

Ballard started the season with Swindon Town, but he picked up a knee injury after three appearances and Arsenal recalled him for treatment. He looked good on his recent return to action with the u23s, but more experience would be good for him. Loan (again).

Eddie Nketiah

LEEDS, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on August 21, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
LEEDS, ENGLAND – AUGUST 21: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brentford at Elland Road on August 21, 2019, in Leeds, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The loan didn’t really work out in terms of game-time, but things are going pretty well now he’s back. There seems little value in another loan if Arteta is going to play Nketiah as often as he is currently. Keep.