Arsenal midfielder Dan Crowley moves on loan to Oxford United

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.

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.