Arsenal are sending promising academy midfielder Dan Crowley on loan to Oxford United for the 2016-17 season.
Crowley, 18, who has drawn comparisons to Jack Wilshere, will join the League One club to get more first-team experience, Arsenal said in a statement on Friday.
"Everyone at Arsenal wishes Dan the best of luck as he looks to gain further first-team experience," it read.
It's the first loan deal announced by Arsenal in this transfer window.
- Oxford United FC (@OUFCOfficial) July 1, 2016
Crowley spent three months on loan at Barnsley last season and was part of Arsenal's under-21 team that gained promotion to the top division.