Confirmed: Olowu joins Cork City on loan

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It has been confirmed that Arsenal youngster Joseph Olowu will spend the rest of the season on loan with League of Ireland Premier League side Cork City.

The centre-back, 20, has been a regular for the Gunners at under-23 level and sounds excited at the prospect of gaining experience at senior level.

On his unveiling, Olowu said: “It’s a pleasure [to move here]. It was an exciting opportunity when I first heard it, and thought that it’d be good for me to further my footballing career.

[Coach] Neale [Fenn] explained to me the kind of football he wants to play – he wants to get it on the ground, play exciting football to get the fans on side, so that sounded good to me, to be honest.”

“On a personal note, I want to get a lot of game time in, and play as much football as possible and on a team basis, I want to help this team get into good position and keep pushing on for the season.”

Best of luck to Joseph. We can’t recall too many, if any, players who’ve been loaned to Irish sides in recent years, so we’ll be intrigued to see how well he does.

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SharpasFc

Good luck to Joseph. I hope he has a great loan spell with Cork!

Cygans Parting

All the best to young Joseph during his time with Cork. Then come back and show Arteta and the rest of his coaching staff that you are ready to push for a place in the 1st team squad along with the likes of Medley, Ballard, Clarke, McGuiness and Mavropanos.

Chrispy

So that’s his Arsenal career done then. The Championship or even league 2 but Ireland? No offence Blogs.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Ex Priest or even Santori but Chrispy?

Robin

League 2 is probably the same level as the league of Ireland to be fair. Bar a shocking season just gone, we’re usually challenging for the title and Neale Fenn does get his teams to play decent football

SarcasmB0t

Huh? Surely the Ireland Premier League is crap? Why this particular move? Is it to do with the timing of the end of the transfer window?

I’m very confused.

Sancheezy

The level is ‘different’, yes, but he’s getting more playing time and he’s playing against other professionals. These players are men and professional footballers playing not only for their own careers but to provide for their families as well. The intensity and experience playing against other men rather than young men will help him develop as a player and person.

Try looking at things from their/different perspective mate. There’s always a reason why they send players out on loan to lower divisions.

COYG

Billy Bob

Well I’m sure there is a headline on the horizon about popping ones cork 😉