Ben Sheaf has only just joined Stevenage on loan until the end of the season but the 19-year-old has already made an arse out of himself.
The midfielder has already picked up an injury, Sheaf somehow managing to pull his left butt-cheek during his second training session with the League Two side.
According to coach Darren Sarll, the 19-year-old has already showed impressive technical ability but(t) as he’s not Stevenage’s player, so they have to be careful with him.
“He’s made a massive impact on me already and will be a terrific player. He’s got a great attitude and is a typical Arsenal technician in terms of his ability and capability in possession,” Sarll told the Islington Gazette.
“He flew himself into a cross-cum-shot in his second session for me and he just tucked his left leg behind his bum and he strained the top of his left leg just under his bum cheek.
“We’ve got be precautionary. He’s not our player he’s Arsenal’s player.
“And we want players to be at their physical best. I think he will be out for between ten days to two and half weeks while he recovers.”
At least the injury doesn’t seem too serious. That would be a bummer.
Hopefully Sheaf’s buttock recovers soon as the midfielder, who also played at the back for Arsenal’s u23s, doesn’t want to fall behind in his development.
Likewise, Stevenage don’t want to feel like they’ve got a bum deal.
“I was very disappointed and so were the supporters that our ‘new toy’ couldn’t come out and play as it were,” said Sarll.
“He’s a terrific player and will be a great player for our fans to enjoy when he’s fit again.”
Sheaf made his first team debut for Arsenal this season. He played 36 minutes against Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League.
He also made six appearances for the reserves in Premier League 2.
Sheaf has joined Stevenage on loan until the end of the season.
The teenager was supposed to be included in the League Two side’s clash against Chesterfield but(t) he obviously wasn’t fit enough to take part.
Stevenage won 1-0. The three points pushes them up to 14th place in the League Two table, which is a boost.
Hopefully, we get to see Sheaf in action for them soon.