Dan Crowley has admitted that he’s dead-set on a loan move to gain some vital experience.

The 18-year-old has made 26 appearances for the u21 team since joining the Gunners and the midfielder is keen to get some first team football at a competitive club in order to get closer to moving into the first team.

“I want to go out on loan to get more experience,” he said.

“I think it will benefit me in the future and will get me closer to the first team here at Arsenal.

“To be out on loan playing first-team football it is very different. It was a good experience – I learnt a lot about myself, a lot about the game and what it is like to be in a first-team environment.

“Hopefully I will get my chance soon – I just have to see when the boss wants me. I’m back at home with my friends and top players.”

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 15: Dan Crowley of England during the U19 International friendly match between England and Japan at Manchester City Academy Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Loan moves are excellent for young players who want to gain experience and up their fitness level that extra bit. On one hand, they can be hugely beneficial if the player gets plenty of playing time. However, on the other, if they’re merely used to warm the bench, they’re sometimes better off remaining in the youth side where they at least have a chance of playing.

Obviously Arsenal will asses the situation regarding Crowley soon enough and we do have a history of loaning out our youth players regularly.

It’s good to see the young man is ambitious and eager to learn.

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