Arsenal prospect joins Bees

Usually you'd expect our prospects to be loaned to Barnet, when you hear about the Bees, given the special relationship the two clubs have built up over the years.

However, Barnet wouldn't be the right level for Jon Toral, who's joined Brentford on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder needs some game time, so a drop down just one division should really help his development.

I've been impressed with what
I've seen of Toral, who certainly has an eye for goal.

It makes sense to loan him out though, as it will be tough to break through into the Arsenal first-team as a midfielder this season, given the strength of the squad.

His former Barcelona team-mate, Hector Bellerin, has got a much better chance of squeezing in at right back.

Let's hope that Toral returns to Arsenal an even better player than he already is.

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