Arsenal youngster Isaac Hayden wants to join a Championship club on loan next season in order to mirror Francis Coquelin's success at the Emirates Stadium.
Coquelin was recalled from the second month of a loan spell at Charlton Athletic in November 2014 and has gone on to make 21 Premier League appearances this season, helping the club secure a Champions League place and reach the FA Cup final.
Signed from Southend United in 2008, Hayden has made two professional appearances for Arsenal, the second of which came against Southampton in the League Cup earlier in the season.
However, hopes of adding to those run-outs took a blow in January as Arsenal signed Brazilian Gabriel to bolster the club's first-team resources.
And with chances next season at the Emirates set to be equally challenging, Hayden says a move on loan away from Arsenal represents his best chance of enhancing his first-team experience. Gedion Zelalem will also be leaving the north London next season after manager Arsene Wenger indicated the player will be sent out on loan.
"It just shows you it's possible. Francis went to the Championship, played very well, and the manager has given him a chance when he came back," he told Arsenal.com.
"This season's been hampered by injury but I was training with the first team at the beginning of the season, sat on the bench a few times and had not really had any game time. The next stage for me is to go somewhere that I can get game time, be in the squad a lot more and get match experience.
"The Championship is the league that I think I can go to and play football. I'm not even expecting to go somewhere that I'm guaranteed to play, I want to go there and show to the manager, fans and the players that I'm good enough to play.
"I'll fight for my position and I just want to be in a position where I'm being given chances. This is a fantastic club hopefully for the future but I need to be playing games now and it's a situation that a few of us are in."