Arsenal cancel Tom Smith’s loan at Salisbury after goalkeeper is ruled out for 8-12 weeks due to injury

Arsenal have cancelled Tom Smith’s youth loan at Salisbury after the goalkeeper was ruled out for eight to twelve weeks due to injury.

Smith produced some excellent performances for Salisbury as he gained his first experience of senior football.

However, the 17-year-old tore the cartilage in his knee and also suffered ankle ligament damage during the game against Hartley Wintney last weekend, as reported by Non League Daily.

Smith, who is likely to require surgery on his knee, is the second Arsenal loanee to have a spell cut short this season due to injury, with Daniel Ballard’s stint with Swindon Town having also ended early.

3 comments

  1. Hi Jeorge, what’s the latest with Daniel Ballard, is he still on track for a return in January?
    Do you think that he’ll return to Swindon when fit or stay at Arsenal?

    1. I’m not sure when he will be back but I think if he’s fit before the end of the season he will probably stay at Arsenal and play in the U23s.

      On Thu, Oct 3, 2019, 12:33 PM Jeorge Bird's Arsenal Youth wrote:

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  2. Arsenal have released Nigerian / Dutch U16 wonderkid Malcolm Ebiowei. Allnigeriasoccer.com is reporting that Arsenal have parted company with Ebiowei. Starlet is widely regarded as on of the best prospects in the U16 team, says Allnigeriasoccer.com, but have had disciplinary issues with the Gunners. So, looks like he’s gone and looking for new suitors to take him under their wings and to continue his development. Surely it will be a great loss, but i think that a bad attitude is worst possible factor to work with in young prospect, so the club have draw a conclusion and released him.

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