Gunners starlet links up with Robins

Highly-rated Arsenal midfielder, Matt Smith, has joined newly-promoted Sky Bet League One outfit, Swindon Town, on a season-long loan deal.

Smith has come through the ranks at the Emirates Stadium after joining the club as a 9-year-old, progressing through their Hale End Youth Academy before putting pen to paper on a professional deal in February 2019.

An unused substitute in last seasons FA Cup final victory over Chelsea, the 19-year-old was around Mikel Arteta’s top-team squad after the Premier League returned from lockdown.

Brian Jeeves