After Arsene Wenger stressed the need to sell some of Arsenal's assets before buying, he has sent two of his full-backs, Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall, down a division to Birmingham City on season-long loans.
Jenkinson, who signed from Charlton Athletic in 2011 for £1m, impressed initially - even to the point of receiving an England cap against Sweden - but has largely seen his chances of first team football diminish due to the plethora of other full-back options arriving since then.
He had previously spent two seasons on loan with West Ham in 2014/15 and 2015/16, where it had appeared he had found regular football, but a foot injury curtailed the last of these loans, and he has since been unable to breakthrough Wenger's wall of options, making only a solitary league appearance.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Bramall has yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners since his transfer from non-league Hednesford Town. The club don't yet see him as a first-team option, hence the move, but are encouraged with his pace and hope he can progress into the first team soon.
Both players have been registered in time to be available for the club's Carabao Cup tie against Bournemouth on Tuesday night.