The Football League loan window provides clubs outside of the Premier League with one last chance to bolster their squad with the notoriously frenetic festive period looming. Clubs have been free to do business and bring players in on loan since 9 September but that window closes on 25 November.
With just four Under-21 league games scheduled for Arsenal from now until the end of 2015, Arsene Wenger and his staff have the chance to secure first-team football opportunities for his Arsenal youngsters away from north London.
Two Gunners starlets in Gedion Zelalem and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have thrived away from the club on loan at Rangers and Ipswich Town respectively this season. IBTimes UK considers who else could join them in benefiting from a short spell away from the Emirates.
The 18-year-old has no shortage of admirers predicting a bright future for him. Comparisons with Jack Wilshere following his arrival from Aston Villa two years ago have been stifled somewhat having yet to make his first-team debut for Arsenal but Crowley's professional debut came with Barnsley in August after joining the Tykes on what was meant to be a six-month loan deal.
It only lasted three months after 13 appearances with reports initially suggesting the teenager failed to impress at the League One club. That idea was rubbished after Barnsley head coach Lee Johnson described him as the most talented 18-year-old he had ever seen, encouraging words for any other Football League managers looking to add some invention to their midfield.
After they lost both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey to injury in the space of a week in October, there was suddenly a space on the right of Arsenal's attack vacant. Wenger mulled over using either 19-year-old Iwobi or Joel Campbell in that role. The Costa Rican won that battle and proceeded to start the next four games until he was dropped to the bench in the 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion on 21 November. In that time, Iwobi has featured on the bench just once, with 17-year-old Jeff Reine-Adelaide winning a spot on the bench ahead of him at the Hawthorns.
According to his father, Iwobi, who signed a new contract in September, is desperate to secure a loan move and the first-team opportunities that should come with it. The Mirror claims scouts from Reading and Birmingham City have cast an eye over him during recent matches with the Gunners' Under-21 side. If he is unable to challenge for a first-team role at Arsenal even during the midst of their current injury woes, a temporary move would make sense.
Along with Iwobi and Ismael Bennacer, Kamara was one of the Arsenal youngsters rocked by the experience of a midweek League Cup tie against lower league opposition when the 20-year-old was taken off after an hour as Arsenal were thrashed 3-0 by Sheffield Wednesday in October.
Although news that Francis Coquelin is now set two miss two months of action after suffering a knee ligament injury could alter any plans for 20-year-old Kamara, the fact that there are just four Under-21 Premier League matches remaining this year means there seems little point keeping him around if he is not going to play. A loan down the divisions could be his best bet.