Arsenal have been handed a major boost in the market with holding midfield target Adrien Rabiot claiming that he has asked Paris-Saint-Germain for a loan move in January to get proper game time at a different club. A deluge of options with the French giant means the 20-year-old player does not get enough time on the pitch, for which he is frustrated and wants a period out of the club to find his feet.
The Gunners are in the market for a central midfielder following injuries to Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin. Rabiot's availability can turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Arsene Wenger, who needs more bodies in the centre of midfield to host a proper title challenge. The Gunners have a slew of injury worries in that position but are slowly but surely coming to terms with that with Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta set to return by the end of this month.
However, Cazorla and Coquelin could be out till late in the New Year, for which reason Rabiot can be a good stop gap option. Tottenham have also previously expressed interest in the youngster but could find it difficult to prise away the player amid interest from the Gunners.
"I've asked the president for a loan move in January if my time on the field is insufficient," the youngster told French publication Telefoot, as quoted by Goal. "It's something that he can't refuse me — I know he likes me very much. When you train all week, you want to be on the field. Sometimes it's not possible and it's frustrating.
"Paris is my city. It's great to play here. If I could impose myself here, it would be brilliant. I would be ready to play my whole career at PSG if I was a starter. I would see things differently, that's for sure."