The Birmingham Mail are reporting that Birmingham City are interested in taking Dan Crowley on loan from Arsenal.
The 17 year old (he’ll 18 in August but until then remains 17) shone at under-age level last season, but Arsene Wenger may feel that regular football is the next step in the player’s development. Extremely highly rated at the club, the midfield playmaker joined Arsenal from Aston Villa two years ago, and has already caught the eye and regularly been brought into the first team training.
However, with the Gunners wealth of resources in that area of the pitch, the chances of him making any first team appearances – bar the Capital One Cup – are very slim indeed.
It remains to be seen if Wenger will sanction a season-long move or if, as in the case of other players, he waits until after the early rounds of the Capital One Cup to let his youngsters take up loan spells elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Arseblog News has been told that Watford and Aston Villa have shown interest in taking Chuba Akpom on loan.
The 19 year old signed a new contract last season and spent some time at Nottingham Forest, but with the Arsenal manager keen to see him in Premier League action, a move to a lower-table club is a possibility, although there is keen interest from the Championship too.