Former Nottingham Forest loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu is set to exit Arsenal and sign for VfL Bochum, according to Sky Sports Germany.

The right-back endured a torrid time with injuries over the last two seasons. He spent several months on the sidelines during loan spells with Cardiff and Forest.

Osei-Tutu spent the second half of 2021/22 on loan at Rotherham. The wing-back scored a crucial goal in the Papa John’s Trophy Final but he did struggle for game time.

Osei-Tutu set for Arsenal exit
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Now, the defender is heading back to a club where he enjoyed his football. Osei-Tutu played for Bochum during the 2019/20 campaign, scoring five goals and claiming three assists in 22 appearances for the club.

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The youngster is set to sign a deal until 2025. Bochum are a Bundesliga club these days and last season they finished in 13th place in the league.

To go from playing in League One to playing in the German top flight is quite remarkable and this looks like a great move for Osei-Tutu.

At Forest, he simply couldn’t stay fit. The Arsenal loanee made just four appearances for the Reds and was sent back to Arsenal in January.

Now, a new chapter beckons. No player ever asks to be injured and hopefully, Osei-Tutu can kick on and make a name for himself in Germany.

Osei-Tutu set for Arsenal exit after disappointing Forest spell

The youngster’s spell at Forest was clearly a last-chance saloon situation for the Hale End graduate. Had he performed in the Championship, Arsenal might have thought they were onto a good one.

Sadly, he finished the season on the fringes at a League One club and perhaps that tells its own story.

Osei-Tutu set for Arsenal exit
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Still, this is a cracking move for Osei-Tutu. He’s heading to a club that he knows extremely well and one where he won’t need to settle in a great deal.

Bochum are now a Bundesliga club. As a result, Osei-Tutu will hope to establish himself as a top-flight player over the next few years.

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