Arsenal goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri has headed out on loan for the first time by joining Chelmsford City until January.
The 19-year-old will hope to gain plenty of experience in the National League South.
Last season, after signing his first professional contract, Ejeheri made eleven appearances for the U23s/U21s, which included featuring in the Papa John’s Trophy. He also trained with the first-team and was the third choice goalkeeper for the game at home to Watford.
Arsenal have a host of goalkeepers on their books, so it makes sense for Ejeheri to go on loan.
There are five goalkeepers in the first-team squad – Aaron Ramsdale, Matt Turner, Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo and Alex Runarsson.
Then, excluding Ejeheri, there are four more in the U21s – Karl Hein, James Hillson, Tom Smith and Hubert Graczyk.
In the U18s there are another four goalkeepers – second year scholar Alex Kovacevic plus first years Alexei Rojas, Brian Okonkwo and Coby Small.