Arsenal Academy player Miguel Azeez joined Portsmouth on a season-long loan late in August. At the age of 18, the versatile midfielder obviously needs regular game-time to aid his development.
However, as reported by football.london, the club have made sure the agreement includes an option for them to recall the youngster in January, should they need to. Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey are both set to miss a number of games that month, and possibly in February as well, due to the involvement of their national teams in the African Cup of Nations, and in that period, Mikel Arteta’s ranks in the middle of the park could be stretched thin. That could open the door to Azeez being given a first-team chance at the Emirates.