Arsenal defender Harry Clarke has joined League Two side Oldham Athletic on loan until January 20th.
The committed centre-back has frequently captained Arsenal at U23 level and has often trained with the first-team.
Clarke’s temporary departure leaves the U23s a little short of centre-backs, with Jonathan Dinzeyi the only senior option in that department.
However, there are several players in the U18s, including Alex Kirk, who can step up, while some of the first-team centre-backs could also be involved for the U23s. In addition, Joseph Olowu will be back from his loan spell at Cork City soon.
Folarin Balogun, who was heavily linked with a permanent move away, is still at Arsenal but has yet to sign a new contract.