Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard has joined League Two side Swindon Town on a season-long loan.
The centre-back has yet to make his senior debut for Arsenal but has produced some excellent performances at U23 level.
Previously released twice by Arsenal, Ballard has shown excellent determination to get to this stage and will be eager to gain valuable experience of first-team football this season.
The 19-year-old has been called up Northern Ireland at senior level on two occasions.
Ballard’s temporary departure should make it easier for the likes of Mark McGuinness and Harry Clarke to get game time for the Gunners at U23 level this season.