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Arsenal trio Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock should consider loans, says Owen Hargreaves

Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock are becoming difficult to ignore for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)

Former England midfielder Owen Hargreaves urged Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock to consider loan moves after the young trio played starring roles in Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over Molde.

Bukaya Saka has burst onto the scene in the last 18 months to become an integral player in Mikel Arteta’s side but several of the club’s other emerging academy products have struggled for regular minutes in the first-team.

Willock smashed the ball home from close range to put Thursday’s Europa League Group B clash to bed in the 88th minute and the 21-year-old was named man of the match for the second time on the bounce in the competition, after winning the award for his display at home to Dundalk last week.

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Nketiah – who spent last season on loan at Leeds United – also shone with his energy and work-rate and had a goal disallowed for offside in the first half at the Emirates.

Martin Keown and Hargreaves…