Miguel Azeez has become the 12th Arsenal player to leave on loan this summer after agreeing to a season-long deal with Portsmouth.
The midfielder heads to Fratton Park to gain first team experience having starred for the Gunners at under-23 level.
Azeez made his Arsenal first team debut as a substitute in the Europa League win at Dundalk and was part of the squad that travelled to Scotland for pre-season.
Having helped develop Emile Smith Rowe while coach of Huddersfield, there are high hopes that Pompey boss Danny Cowley can develop Azeez’s talent in the tough and tumble of League One.
Speaking about the deal, he said, “This is a deal that we’ve been working on for the majority of the summer and so we’re delighted.
“Arsenal have been really good and we have to thank them for putting their trust in us with another young player.
“We’d worked with Emile Smith Rowe before and the loan manager Ben Knapper highlighted Miguel when we first arrived at Pompey, saying he was the next one for us to look after.
“So we’ve seen him develop since then and fallen in love with him – as you do when you see a boy who’s as talented as he is.
“You can see the hunger and humility to learn and get better, which we really like. He’s really studious and wants to find ways to improve his performance.
“We think the supporters will like Miguel and he’s very good at dribbling, while he can be a real goal threat for us as well.”
Best of luck to him at Pompey!