Arsenal’s Harry Donovan completes Millwall move

Arsenal youngster Harry Donovan has completed his permanent move to League One side Millwall following a successful trial.

The central-midfielder progressed through Arsenal’s Hale End academy and first featured for Arsenal at U18 level when he was still an U15 player.

Donovan featured prominently for Arsenal at U18 level last season and also broke into the UEFA Youth League side, in addition to being invited to train with the first-team squad on one occasion.

However, he informed the coaching staff of his desire to leave earlier this campaign after they refused to provide him with a guarantee that he would be offered professional terms at the conclusion of his scholarship deal.

A good passer of the ball, Donovan sometimes struggles with 50:50 challenges, but he is a determined player who leaves with the best wishes of the club.

Donovan becomes the third member of last season’s intake of scholars to depart. Jonatas Centeno is now at Sheffield Wednesday, whilst George Dobson moved on to West Ham in the summer.

Following Donovan’s departure, Arsenal have four remaining second-year scholars on their books. Marc Bola, Aaron Eyoma and Savvas Mourgos will be hopeful of progressing to professional terms, but left-back Ilias Chatzitheodoridis is in danger of being released at the end of the season.


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