Mark McGuinness has signed for Cardiff City on a permanent deal, becoming the third player to leave Arsenal today.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: Mark McGuinness of Arsenal celebrates following his team's victory in the Fourth Round FA Youth Cup match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Meadow Park on January 17, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 17: Mark McGuinness of Arsenal celebrates following his team’s victory in the Fourth Round FA Youth Cup match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Meadow Park on January 17, 2019 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Arsenal have announced that Mark McGuinness has joined Cardiff City on a permanent deal, bringing an end his 10-year-spell at the club. He signed a professional contract with the club in 2019.

McGuinness came to the attentions of most Arsenal fans in pre-season before the 20/21 campaign when he scored a bullet header against MK Dons on his senior debut.

Speaking to Cardiff City TV, McGuinness said: “As soon as a Club like Cardiff City were interested I was excited and I couldn’t miss this opportunity.

“It’s nice to get everything sorted early on and hopefully I can meet the boys and get going.

“My job is to stop the ball going into the back of the net. I love heading and I love defending.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to learn and improve in the next few years at the Club.”

The news comes after Arsenal announced that Zech Medley had joined K.V. Oostende and Trae Coyle has joined FC Lausanne-Sport. Both are also permanent deals.

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