Arsenal Academy: Ballard, Sheaf & Smith headed for new homes next season

It was one other busy week for Arsenal youth gamers as Daniel Ballard, Ben Sheaf, and Daniel Oyegoke confirmed their golf equipment for the upcoming season. As we reported late final month, academy right-back Daniel Oyegoke has opted to maneuver to Brentford moderately than signing a new contract with Arsenal. Meanwhile, one other younger midfielder is rumored to be heading again to League One on mortgage.
Daniel Ballard
One of Arsenal’s most promising prospects, Ballard took a major step ahead final season. In his first full season on the senior stage, Ballard performed 29 occasions for Blackpool in League One, serving to them win the playoffs and promotion to the Championship. He additionally made his senior-level worldwide debut for Northern Ireland, showing for them eight occasions since final September. Ballard is now headed to Millwall on mortgage for a full season within the Championship. With the senior Arsenal facet stuffed with center-back choices for the time being, Ballard getting a season of expertise within the Championship, and for his nationwide workforce, the Gunners might have an amazing homegrown CB prospect to think about within the coming years.
Ben Sheaf
Last season Sheaf made 32 appearances for the newly promoted Championship facet, primarily as a defensive midfielder. After serving to them end sixteenth and safe their place within the second tier, Coventry City has made the everlasting signing forward of the ‘21-22 marketing campaign. At 23, it is a nice transfer for Sheaf. He continues as a starter within the Championship, with a membership that would simply end within the high half of the desk this season.
Matt Smith
After spending final season on mortgage in League One with Charlton Athletic, it seems to be just like the 20-year-old midfielder is heading again to the third tier for next season. Charles Watts broke the information this previous week that Smith seems to be closing in on a mortgage transfer to Coventry City. While it could have been good to see how Smith may need fared within the Championship, however a full season of begins is what he wants for the time being and for Arsenal to raised consider his future with the membership.

Daniel Oyegoke – Brentford (Premier League), everlasting transfer.

Zech Medley – Oostende (Belgian First Division), everlasting transfer.

Trae Coyle – FC Lausanne–Sport (Swiss Super League), everlasting transfer.

Mark McGuinness – Cardiff City (Championship), everlasting transfer.

Ben Sheaf – Coventry City (Championship), everlasting transfer.

Daniel Ballard – Millwall (Championship), full-season mortgage.

Matt Smith – Doncaster Rovers (League One), full-season mortgage. (*not finalized, however anticipated this coming week).

As transfer Arsenal academy gamers make mortgage or full strikes forward of the upcoming season we are going to proceed to replace this tracker.

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