Clarke signed an 18-month deal at Easter Road in January after impressing during the first half of the SPL season with Ross County.
While he’s not played as much as he might have liked – injuries have taken a toll – his seven appearances for the Hibees has been enough to garner interest from the Championship.
As a consequence, we’ve triggered a six-month break clause in his contract to facilitate a loan to the Orcs.
Clarke, who has also spent time at Oldham, is yet to feature in a competitive match for the Gunners. He was part of last summer’s pre-season preparations and did play a couple of friendlies.
Given the competition ahead of him in the pecking order, a career at the Emirates might be out of his reach but it’s clear the club are keen to aid his development with a potential sale on the cards in the future.