Rovers target young Gunner

Arsenal attacker linked with loan switch to Rovers

Emmanuel-Thomas: Rovers link understands Blackburn Rovers are lining up a loan move for Arsenal attacker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

The 20-year-old has not featured in Arsene Wenger's first-team plans so far this season and could exit the Emirates in search of first-team football.

He has had previous stints at Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers in the past but Rovers could offer him valuable Premier League playing time.

Blackburn have been linked with a number of high-profile names this January as new owners Venky's try and capture the imagination at Ewood Park.

New manager Steve Kean saw his side earn a 3-1 win over Liverpool on Wednesday night as the Lancashire outfit moved up the table.