Nico Yennaris loaned to Notts County for season

Believe it or not, this is the best picture of Nico Yennaris that I could find

We have another loan deal! Renaissance man and Gooner for life Nico Yennaris, who has played both in midfield and at fullback this season, will be joining League One's Notts County for the remainder of the season, joining Benik Afobe and Chuks Aneke as Gunners just barely beating the loan window's closing out the door.

Notts County currently are in 8th place in League One, but only one point out of 6th, which incidentally would put them in the promotion playoff. So like Afobe, he finds himself dropped squarely into the middle of a promotion battle. Luckily for Notts, Yennaris is pretty good.

Yennaris has played in Arsenal's first team several times, and though his primary position is in the midfield (usually in a defensive role), he impressed greatly for the most part as a fullback. Perhaps his best performance of the year was against Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in January, coming on as a substitute after an injury to Johan Djourou and playing significantly better than Djourou (also playing out of position, of course) had done.

I would assume that he is going to Notts County primarily as a midfielder, but I expect his versatility to remain an asset both during this loan and in his career in the macro sense. Especially in the near future, though; his ability to perform at a high level in several capacities will greatly increase his chances of getting playing time. Just like how my ability to play second base, first base, all three outfield positions, and pitch got me playing time on my 8th grade baseball team even though I couldn't hit worth a damn.

Here is the relevant section of Notts County's fixture list:

24 March: Scunthorpe (A)
31 March: Oldham (H)
6 April: Leyton Orient (A)
9 April: Yeovil Town (H)
14 April: Brentford (A)
21 April: Bury (H)
28 April: Wycombe (A)
5 May: Colchester (H)

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