Arsenal are starting slowly but it looks as if the attempt to narrow down the squad over the next two months has finally kicked off.
That’s because Daniel Crowley is expected to join Dutch side Willem II in the next 24 hours after completing a medical on and agreeing personal terms.
The news was first broken by Willem II themselves before being backed up by Arsenal youth expert, Jeorge Bird, who explained the details in this report.
The 19-year-old is yet to make a first-team appearance in a Gunners shirt but was always regarded as one of the hottest topics to come out of the academy.
Crowley was often compared to Jack Wilshere, but following his move from Aston Villa in 2014 has spent the majority of his time away from North London.
Multiple loan spells to the likes of Barnsley, Oxford United and most recently Go Ahead Eagles didn’t really do much to excite Arsene Wenger and it now seems Crowley will be packing his bags.
His talent is one thing but on several occasions his attitude seemed to be an issue, having been released from his Oxford loan early for bad behaviour.
He was a player who knew his ability and often it felt as if he thought he was too good to be playing at such a low level, hence the change of destination to Holland.
At 19 years of age Crowley still has his whole career ahead of him and a couple of years away from England may turn his mentality, but a return to Arsenal looks way off.
Wenger seems to have approved the move after leaving him out of the squad travelling to Australia, with Lucas Perez, Mathieu Debuchy and Carl Jenkinson also expected to sort permanent moves away soon.