Sunu makes Lorient loan switch

Youngster joins Gunners team-mate at Ligue 1 side

Sunu: Ligue 1 outings

Arsenal starlet Gilles Sunu has joined French side Lorient on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old forward joins Les Merlus, a side who finished seventh in Ligue 1 last season.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has allowed Sunu to make the switch, but will not give the club the option to buy his player in the summer.

The Togo-born French Under 20 international joined Derby County on loan at the end of last season, making nine appearances for the Championship side.

Sunu will join Gunners team-mate Francis Coquelin at the Stade du Moustoir, the Brittany side no doubt hoping the young stars can help inspire the club out of their current mid-table position.