Marquinhos has surprised everybody in the Emirates since his arrival in the summer window. The 19-year-old joined Arsenal for a fee of £3 million in June. He was deemed as the quintessential Arsenal youngster who would go out on a loan, gain some experience and then run riot for Arsenal. However, that didn’t happen and Marquinhos stayed in the Emirates. Now, following his recent performances, it is expected that he will be a star for Arsenal.
According to a report from Goal Brazil, Marquinhos has trained with mostly the Arsenal senior squad. Arteta even had him on the squad list for a pre-season tour in America as well. Marquinhos has emerged as an ace in the hole for Mikel Arteta. He has exceeded all his expectations and then some, playing for the Gunners in the Europa League. In his first start for Arsenal, Marquinhos was the best player on the pitch in the Europa league. The Brazilian scored a goal and an assist in his debut match for Arsenal. He opened the scoring for Arsenal in Switzerland and then went on to set up the goal for Eddie Nketiah to score the winner.
Now, Arsenal fans want to see more of Marquinhos but according to the report by Goal, Arsenal wants to send the youngster away on a loan. This is to be done to make him gain some experience. Arsenal preferably wants to send him away on loan to a country outside England where he can have some game time.
The departure of Marquinhos means Arsenal should bring in another winger
If Arsenal loan out Marquinhos, then they will have to bring in another wide player to replace him. Bukayako Saka is the first-choice right winger for the team. For the competition, they have Marquinhos and Reiss Nelson as substitutes. However, having such inexperienced players in the squad is a huge gamble considering the relative inexperience of the two youngsters. However, it is an even bigger gamble to have no backup for Saka. If Arsenal sends Marquinhos out on a loan without a proper replacement, then it could cost Arsenal.