Arsenal youngster Thomas Cruise has revealed that he is hopeful of sealing a loan move this season.
The 19-year-old defender has made just one senior appearance for the Gunners to date.
And he is keen to land a temporary switch elsewhere in a bid to gain regular first-team experience.
"I'd like to go out on loan this season and get experience, something which would be a big benefit for me," Cruise told the club's official website.
"If the chance arises, I'd like to move to a team that likes to play a good passing game. Also, as well as defence, I'd like to play in midfield where you see a lot of the ball and are more involved.
"Obviously I'd like to get into the Carling Cup squad but if I don't get that chance, I'll happily go on loan.
"Then hopefully when I come back I could get involved in the first team. But I haven't spoken to the manager yet."