Arsenal youngster Crowley sent out on loan

Arsenal youngster Dan Crowley has joined Dutch side Go Ahead Eagles on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 19 year-old midfielder spent the first part of the campaign with Oxford United.

However, the League One club opted to end the season-long deal six months early, shortly after their manager Michael Appleton said the teenager’s head was not “in the right place”.

Crowley, an England Under-19 international, made 11 appearances in all competitions for Oxford, scoring three goals.

No official reason was given for his return to Arsenal, but Appleton had previously warned the player about his conduct and left him out of several matchday squads.

After a game against Coventry in November, Appleton told the Oxford Mail: “I didn’t think his head was in the right place, so he was left out of the squad.”

“He’s a 19-year-old lad who has fantastic ability, but his professionalism at times lets him down.

“He’s had a few issues at Arsenal and Barnsley previously. It’s all a massive learning curve for him.

“Ultimately sometimes when people step out of line you have to put them in their place.”

Crowley was part of Aston Villa’s academy until the age of 16, and was part of the squad for their NextGen Series victory over Chelsea in 2013.

Arsenal had to pay Villa £209,000 after Crowley signed for them and he went on to play 13 times for Barnsley while on loan at the Yorkshire club last season.




Skip to toolbar