Merida braced for second loan spell

Arsenal starlet Fran Merida says he is prepared to go out on loan again to continue his development with the Emirates Stadium outfit. The 19-year-old, who arrived from Barcelona's acclaimed youth ranks in 2005, has been capped by Spain at U17, U19, U20 and U21 level, but has so far made just two Premier League outings for Arsene Wenger's outfit. The diminutive playmaker, who has been tipped to one day succeed current Gunners' skipper Cesc Fabregas at the North London club, has previously spent a loan spell at Spanish side Real Sociedad, where he made 14 appearances. And although the youngster, speaking following Spain's elimination from the UEFA U19 Championships, says he will be going all out to make an impression in the Arsenal first-team this season, he is prepared to go out on loan again if required. "There's a possibility of me going on loan but I want to try to make that decision difficult for my manager by showing him what I can do," he said. "My goal when I'm back in England will be to continue my progression and of course to keep learning." ARSENAL FANS! Check’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Patrick Vieira, Cesc Fabregas Q&A Theo Walcott, Cesc Fabregas One on One Arsene Wenger, Thierry Henry, Ian Wright Boy's A Bit Special Theo Walcott, Armand Traore Perfect XI Ian Wright What Happened Next? Gus Caesar, Peter Marinello And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Arsenal players (and others) on Talentspotter