BBC Sport confirmed the story last night, with Jol saying:
“He can play left midfield, wide, play number 10, [and] I feel we need fresh legs. I coached him at Ajax. He is a skilful player, very agile. He is very mobile and quick.”
What he doesn’t say is that he can also play left-back – a position Arsenal might need now after losing Kieran Gibbs to injury for three weeks in last night’s game against Liverpool. With Andre Santos the only option in that position now, a loan move for someone like Emanuelson might have been an ideal solution to the problem.
All words coming from Arsene Wenger suggest he will not be ...