A number of Arsenal fans have wished Gunners academy ace Harry Clarke all the best after he left the Emirates Stadium on loan yesterday.
The 19-year-old defender embarks on the first loan spell of his career, linking up with Oldham until the end of January.
Clarke, who stands 6ft 2in, has been with Arsenal since 2015, when he joined the Gunners academy from hometown club Ipswich.
The centre-back signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in August 2018, and following an impressive season with the Under-23s, penned a new deal in December 2019.
Most recently, Clarke captained Arsenal’s U21s against Crawley in their EFL Trophy win, and is also an England youth international.
He will hope to shore up an Oldham defence which currently sits bottom of the fourth tier, having conceded 13 goals in their opening five league fixtures.
Here is what some Arsenal fans – plus several Oldham supporters – on social media have made of Clarke’s move:
Highly rated at Arsenal. Originally a defensive mid and transitioned into a ball-playing centre-back. Has trained with the senior team and recently signed a long-term deal with the club. #OAFC should be a good move for him to gain experience
— Adam Millington (@AdamGMillington) October 16, 2020
Meant to be highly thought of, captain in the EFL trophy the other night
— Liam McKenna (@lmckenna8) October 16, 2020
— paul (@pbeckley13) October 16, 2020
Yessss unleash yourself my Beast. I believe in you my man. Greatest chance you’ve got.
— FOFTY🍥 (@Ken_pepe_) October 16, 2020
He’s basically Van Dijk will help you guys stave off relegation
— Hodko (@Balxgun) October 16, 2020
Getting his football education up north. Proper lad. A great career in store
— anything 🤭 (@Mystic__SI) October 16, 2020
Good luck 🤞 come back stronger
Harry Clarke (01) joins Oldham on loan from Arsenal. Thought he’d stay and be given the keys to the Arsenal defence in PL2 for a year. Rise of the back three is really helping young defenders get an earlier shot at senior football. https://t.co/d500WYqWcz
— Rowd (@RowdenJRSG) October 16, 2020