Crowley to be sent out on loan again by Arsenal

The north Londoners are expected to send their highly-rated youngster out on another season long loan as he waits for his first-team break at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal youngster Dan Crowley will spend next season out on loan after being told he’s not ‘physically ready’ for the Premier League by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger.

The 18-year-old spent three months on loan at League One side Barnsley last season, with Tykes manager Lee Johnson rating the prospect as ‘one of the best 18-year-olds’ he has ever seen.

Crowley, whose playing style has drawn comparisons with team-mate Jack Wilshere, has been linked with a potential move to Coventry City next season although Goal understands that a Championship move would be preferred by the Arsenal hierarchy.

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“I have spoken to the boss [Wenger] and he says I’m not physically ready for the Premier League just yet, and that’s fair enough and I completely agree because it’s a tough league on your body and there’s so much running that people don’t realise”, Crowley told the Coventry Telegraph.

“So I will work on that and hopefully be ready when my time comes. I don’t want to be pushed in and not be ready. When I get my chance I want to make sure I’m ready and take it.”

The midfielder made 13 appearances in total for the third-tier side during the 2015-16 campaign, scoring his only goal against Everton in the League Cup.