Arsenal U21s defender Alex Kirk has joined Scottish Championship side Ayr United on a season-long loan.
Last season was a significant one for the centre-back as he received his first senior call-up when he was an unused substitute against West Ham United in the Premier League. Kirk also travelled with the first-team for their training camp in Dubai.
The Hale End product signed scholarship terms in 2019 and made 28 appearances for the U18s. He has played 21 times for the U23s/U21s.
Kirk’s temporary departure could allow Henry Jeffcott, who has signed his first professional contract, to get more chances at U21 level this season.