Arsenal included Marcelo Flores in their youth setup after he joined the north London club on a free transfer in 2019.

The attacking midfielder, who can also operate on both wings, has not yet made his debut for the Gunners’ first team, but has represented Mexico’s senior team on three occasions so far.

In order to allow the 18-year-old to continue his development, Arsenal allowed him to join Real Oviedo on a loan deal in the summer window.

The teenager has been restricted to 44 minutes of action in the last four league matches and El Desmarque state this is a ‘really sad balance’. The LaLiga2 side failed to win their last four matches and their recent poor run has raised concerns.

It’s clear something has not been working out well in the attack for Oviedo, but the Arsenal owned player has not started since August 28th.

El Desmarque relay a report from Record Mexico, who claim questions are growing about whether the attacker is happy in Spain as the current situation is not helping his development.

The youngster could consider changing clubs in January if things don’t improve drastically in the coming weeks. Arsenal also don’t seem happy with Flores’ situation and won’t have a problem in terminating his contract in the winter market.

Flores is confident he will get more minutes at Oviedo, but ‘his patience has a limit, and it could soon end…’ if things don’t change quickly.