Arsenal have announced that James Olayinka has joined Northampton Town on loan.
The 19 year old, who took part in last season’s pre-season tour, will spend the rest of this campaign with the League Two side.
The Cobblers sit sixth in the league right now, and the rangy midfielder will help them as they continue their push for a play-off place.
Speaking about the signing, Northampton boss Keith Curle said, “James is a dynamic midfielder who we saw play well against us earlier in the season.
“He is box to box, he has a lot of energy, he creates chances, he scores goals and he doesn’t mind a tackle either.
“He can hunt the ball down and he enjoys the competitive side of the game.”
While Olayinka himself said, “I’m excited to play some football and get a taste of playing in the league to gain more experience.
“Northampton are a good team and are doing well in the league. The manager wants to play attacking football and score lots of goals, so hopefully I can help with that.”
Best of luck to him there, and he joins the growing collection of Arsenal players out on loan right now.
Arsenal players out on loan 2020
Mohamed Elneny – Besiktas
Dejan Iliev – Jagiellonia Bialystok
Tyreece John-Jules – Lincoln City
Dinos Mavropanos – FC Nurnberg
Henrikh Mkhitaryan – Roma
James Olayinka – Northampton Town
Jordi Osei-Tutu – VfL Bochum
Ben Sheaf – Doncaster Rovers
Emile Smith Rowe – Huddersfield
+ William Saliba – Saint-Etienne