Arsenal attacker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is a loan target for Sheffield United boss Gary Speed.

Speed travelled to London to watch the young Gunner in the reserves and hopes to agree a short-term swoop with Arsene Wenger.

Emmanuel-Thomas has been told he can go out on loan to keep up his sharpness and Wenger may let him join the Blades.

Arsenal would also like the young forward to find a Premier League home for a loan spell in the New Year as he is unlikely to figure for them this season despite his steady progress.

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