Arsenal have confirmed that youngsters Alex Kirk and Kido Taylor-Hart have joined Bromley on season-long loans.
The National League side, managed by Andy Woodman who was head of goalkeeping at Arsenal for three years until March 2021, have previously taken Tom Smith for a season.
Both players have been sent out on loan in the past with Taylor-Hart spending time with Derby’s under-21s and Kirk playing 24 times for Ayr United.
Any day now, we’re also expecting the club to confirm Tim Akinola’s departure. The midfielder, who was signed as a free agent three years ago after being released by Huddersfield, is heading to Qatar.
All Nigeria Soccer reports he’s opted to sign for Al Bidda SC who play their football in the country’s second tier. In the last couple of years, the 22-year-old has gained experience playing for Dundee United and Chesterfield.
Our resident Arsenal youth expert Jeorge Bird says Miguel Azeez and Ryan Alebiosu are also earmarked for permanent departures.
So far this summer’s academy loan tally stands at 15.
Arsenal Academy loanees | Summer 2023
|Catalin Cirjan||A||Rapid Bucharest|
|Mauro Bandeira||A||Colchester United|
|Billy Vigar||A||Eastbourne Borough|
|Hubert Graczyk*||A||Slough Town|
|Charlie Patino||A||Swansea City|
|Tyreece John-Jules||A||Derby County|
|Salah-Eddine Oulad M’Hand||A||Den Bosch|
|Nathan Butler-Oyedji||A||Cheltenham Town|
|Henry Jeffcot||A||Derby County (U-21s)|
|Omar Rekik||A||Wigan Athletic|