Arsenal have reportedly agreed a new contract with goalkeeper James Hillson who is expected to be sent out on loan next season.

BARNET, ENGLAND - JULY 24: James Hillson of Arsenal in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Barnet and Arsenal at The Hive on July 24, 2019 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)
BARNET, ENGLAND – JULY 24: James Hillson of Arsenal in action during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Barnet and Arsenal at The Hive on July 24, 2019 in Barnet, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

The 19-year-old made four appearances for the u23 this season before it was cut short, shipping nine goals.

Hillson signed for Arsenal last summer after he was released by Reading.

James Hillson signs for Arsenal. Arsenal Training Ground. London Colney, Herts, 2/7/19. Credit : Arsenal Football Club / David Price.
James Hillson signs for Arsenal. Arsenal Training Ground. London Colney, Herts, 2/7/19. Credit : Arsenal Football Club / David Price.

He joined Arsenal as an emergency loan aged 18 before his contract with Reading expired.

Hillson was included in Arsenals Europa League A-list for this season as they were ineligible for the B-list. To qualify for the B list, you have to be born on or after 1st January 1998, which both players are. However, you also have to have spent an uninterrupted period of two years with your current club since your 15th birthday.

He was born in February 1999.

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