Conor Henderson, who was with Arsenal for 14 years, will spend the rest of the season with Crawley Town.
The 25-year-old is expected to sign this week after a trial and a short-term deal, agreed in November.
Henderson left Arsenal in 2013 when he was released as a free agent at the end of his contract. He moved on to Hull City before being sent to Stevenage on loan. The midfielder then spent some time with Crawley after another free move before another loan, this time with Grimbsy Town who then made the deal permanent on, yes, you’ve guessed it, another free.
Last summer, Henderson was released as a free agent once again and was without a club until he agreed a short-term contract back with Crawley at the start of November.
A product of the Arsenal youth system, Henderson made one senior appearance for the Gunners – playing the full 90 against Leyton Orient in the FA Cup in 2011, a game Arsenal won 5-0.
Speaking about the deal to the Crawley Observer, head coach, Dermot Drummy, said, “Conor Henderson is going to sign. I have been very pleased with him in training and with his efforts in the Sussex County Cup and I have agreed to take Conor and he is now part of our squad.”