The young Japanese player has had a very hard time trying to find valuable Premier League minutes and may need to move elsewhere temporarily in order to get some much-needed first team action.
But the Mail also says Wenger is reluctant to let the youngster go out of fear that it might come back to bite him later in the season if his squad is stretched to thin.
Personally I feel the move would be great for the teenager. He began to blossom at Feyenoord and one thinks consistent Premier League minutes will only improve him more. We have Chamberlain, Gervinho, Arshavin and Walcott with Benayoun if absolutely needed so we should be fine, provided a crisis similar to the current full-back situation doesn’t repeat.
What do you guys think? Should he stay just in case or should we loan him out so he makes steady progress?