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Arsenal Loan Defender Ignasi Miquel to Leicester City

Emirates Stadium send youngster to Championship side for much needed first team action.

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Arsenal youngster Ignasi Miquel has completed his loan switch to Championship outlet Leicester City in a desperate attempt to prove himself to the Premier League’s longest serving current manager Arsene Wenger according to the BBC.

At just 20 years-old, Ignasi has already attracted attention for the Spanish under 19 team – with whom he won the UEFA U19 Championship back in 2011. Despite his promising ability, he has only managed to play fourteen times in the past three years – including once in the Champions League.

Now the Spanish defender will seek for first team football under City boss Nigel Pearson, who told BBC Leicester : “he will give us a different type of option at the back.” The Foxes are yet to be told whether their new boy will be allowed to feature against Leeds on Sunday as they await Football League and FA clearance.

Miquel, formerly of Barcelona, has spoken since his arrival at the King Power Stadium, telling reporters : “I came here knowing it would be a challenge for me.”

“I need to play, and I think here will give me a chance to be part of the squad, to be fighting for a place in the starting XI. It is good to have competition. I know I will get a chance, I just have to take it when I have it.”

The Foxes currently sit in fifth place following their 2-1 win away at Middlesbrough on the opening weekend of the season, but they have failed to really make much noise in the transfer market this summer after finishing sixth last season.


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