Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been open about the lack of depth at left-back, admitting: “With the departure of Kola, we are a little bit short with left-footed full-backs at the moment.
“We know we can use Ainsley there, we can use Bukayo there and we can use Cedric – who has played in that position – so we have some options.
“A natural option for Kieran? Obviously, we don’t. But we can adapt. That means that the option is open and we will look to see what is available.”
Speaking about the club’s January transfer business, Arteta added: “We are all very cautious and conscious about what we want to do and how we want to do it, how the market is going to evolve so we need to be careful.