Amid rumours Arsenal won’t hesitate to recall Marcelo Flores, the Spanish media are now reporting he’s set to get a chance in the Real Oviedo team.

Marcelo Flores after scoring for the Mexico u20s (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)
Marcelo Flores after scoring for the Mexico u20s (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)

Spanish outlet AS (via Sport Witness) report that Marcelo Flores might be about to get his chance at Real Oviedo, with the club’s coach set to modify his team’s formation to give Flores a more central role.

We’ll have to wait and see whether that’s how things play out, but it would be a positive step after a vaguely concerning start to the youngster’s loan spell.

El Desmarque reported earlier this week that Arsenal will have no problem recalling Marcelo Flores to find him a new loan destination if Real Oviedo can’t guarantee minutes for the youngster.

The outlet suggested that if Flores’ situation doesn’t improve in the next few weeks, the player could consider making that change.

The 18-year-old winger has made five appearances in Real Oviedo’s opening seven games, but only two of them were starts, and neither lasted the full 90 minutes.

Since the start of September, Flores has played just 44 minutes of football over four matchdays.

Marcelo Flores trains with the Mexican National Team (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)
Marcelo Flores trains with the Mexican National Team (Photo via Mexican National Team on Twitter)

The teenager’s lack of match action also saw him miss out on an international call-up over the break, having been in the Mexico squad against Suriname and Jamaica in June.

It’s not the start Flores would have wanted, but we’re still in the very early stages of the youngster’s loan. Oviedo have six games in October, so we should have a much better idea of how highly they rate him after that.

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