Arsenal are set to terminate the loan deal of defender Zak Swanson early, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The right-back, 20, has struggled to make an impact at Dutch side MVV Maastricht since joining on a season-long loan in the summer.

An Arsenal source has told Football Insider that the club are planning to reach an agreement with the second-tier outfit over ending Sorensen’s loan at the midway point when the January window opens.

Talks are expected to take place soon to end the deal, with Arsenal able to take advantage of a recall option.

The Gunners academy product has made only three appearances for MVV Maastricht in a campaign ruined by injury and illness.

Swanson’s temporary employers were thrashed 7-1 on his debut and he has struggled to get in the side even when fit.

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Arsenal will bring him back in the new year and may look at another loan deal elsewhere.

Swanson had been expected to make a big impact in Holland after an impressive 2019-20 season for the Gunners Under-23s.

That resulted in him training with the Arsenal first team by the end of last season.

But Swanson has not been able to replicate his Arsenal Under-23 and Under-18s form at MVV Maastricht.

He can play in midfield, both centrally as well as out wide, but has only been used in defence during his loan.

It is likely he will return to England and head out on a new loan, possibly to an EFL club.

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