Done deal: Arsenal officially complete transfer for ace, 3-years deal agreed


Arsenal midfielder Dan Crowley has signed a three-year deal to join Dutch club Willem II, according to report from ITV.

Crowley joined Arsenal’s academy from Aston Villa in 2103, aged 15 and has had loan spells at Barnsley, Oxford United and Go Ahead Eagles.

The teenager, a naturally talented player, was impressive for Arsenal at the youth level but could not break into the Gunners first-team with players like Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey ahead of him.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the youngster’s ability but a lack of first-team action pushed him out of the Emirates Stadium, as he is determined to garner more playing time under his belt.

The 19-year-old impressed during his six-month loan spell at Go Ahead Eagles last season and has made a permanent return to the Eredivisie, this time with Willem II.

It is understood that Crowley attracted interests from other clubs in Germany, Holland and lower leagues in England but Willem’s manager Joris Mathijsen was able to convince him to sign for the club.

Crowley, who has represented England at the youth level, became the third young player to leave the London club this summer, after Chris Willock and Kaylen Hinds left for Benfica and Wolfsburg respectively.