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.