Edwards is keen to go out on loan next season, whether it be be a domestic or international move – he says he ‘wouldn’t mind’ moving to a club outside of the UK.
In the interview, Edwards said: “I think that’s definitely in my plan to go on loan. Because obviously I’m 20 in September so I want to start seeing men’s football. If it suits me and everything is right within the club, I wouldn’t mind [going on loan abroad].”
Could Khayon Edwards play a role in the Arsenal senior team next season?
Edwards, for all his talents, is perhaps a bit too raw for the Premier League at this point in his career. He possesses several positive attributes – his quickness, movement, technical ability and finishing are all brilliant, but he will need to put them all together on a consistent basis before he is ready for the first team.
With that being said, Arsenal are struggling for options in the striker role. Presently, the only two natural centre-forwards at the club are Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah – between them, they scored 15 goals last season.
However, the Gunners are not short of auxiliary options up top. Both Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard have proven that they can do an admirable job as a number nine if need be.
While he has featured on Arsenal’s senior team bench in the past, he has yet to make his debut for the club at the time of writing.
How will Khayon Edwards fare out on loan?
It largely depends who he ends up being loaned out to. Edwards has yet to taste first-team football – often, it can be a real trial by fire for youngsters.
A loan move abroad may be Edwards’ best option. Generally, young loaned strikers do not fare well with the physicality of the EFL – as such, he may be able to display his talents to a higher level at somewhere such as Ligue 2 or La Liga 2.