Arsenal goalkeeper Karl Hein needs another loan move away from Arsenal this summer otherwise his progress could really stagnate.
However, Hein will soon drop to third choice again.
And whilst that is no bad feat for a 21-year-old, Hein needs to get more senior football in order to continue his development.
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The majority of Hein’s club appearances have still been in youth football despite the keeper now having 22 caps for Estonia.
The Estonian can’t settle for another season of Premier League 2 action, he needs to get out and play senior football.
Hein did have a loan away from Arsenal back in 2022 when he joined then Championship side Reading.
The keeper played five times in the Championship and gained some valuable experience.
Hein needs to leave Arsenal on loan to continue his development
Given Hein left on loan and experienced the Championship, it’s odd to think he then returned to Arsenal’s academy sides.
Of course if Hein were to leave Arsenal that may prompt the side to purchase another goalkeeper if Arthur Okonkwo and Runar Alex Runarsson were to also leave the club this summer.
But that shouldn’t be seen as an issue if Arsenal want to continue Hein’s progression.
Arsenal would be better off recruiting a senior option as third choice at the club rather than resisting a loan for a youngster.
Perhaps the emphasis may need to come from Hein to demand first-team football at this point of his career.
And a 21-year-old that already has 22 international caps should have no issue attracting interest.
Hein famously rejected a move to Manchester United to join Arsenal back in 2018, and it’s important that he doesn’t live to regret that.
And a loan this season to earn valuable experience should bode well for Hein’s future at Arsenal.