Arsenal youngster George Lewis looks unlikely to leave on loan as planned, after suffering an injury to put him him in a protective boot.

George Lewis wearing a protective boot on his Instagram story
George Lewis wearing a protective boot on his Instagram story

Posting on his Instagram story this week, George Lewis was pictured wearing a protective boot on his left leg along with the caption “I’ll be back”. With just a week to go until the summer transfer deadline, that leaves plans to send the winger on loan in serious doubt.

Earlier this summer, Chris Wheatley had initially reported that Arsenal were looking at potential clubs for Lewis to join on loan this season. A couple of days after that, the club sent out a list of their young players available for loan this window, and Lewis was on that list.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look likely they’ll be able to secure a move while he’s injured. He’ll need to stick around for his rehabilitation, ideally returning in plenty of time for the January transfer window.

Lewis made an immediate strong start to his career with the Arsenal academy, scoring in a friendly against Spurs before adding another goal and assist in his first three competitive games of the season.

But following an injury less than a month into the campaign, the youngster struggled to have an impact. He made just six appearances in 2021 after returning to fitness in January, and only three of those were starts. This new injury setback is just causing him further problems.