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‘Unimpressive’ youngster sent back to Arsenal early as injury crisis piles up

Teenage midfielder Dan Crowley has returned to Arsenal two months early from his loan spell with League One side Barnsley, according to the Daily Express.

The 18-year-old is highly-rated by Arsenal’s youth academy, and moved to Oakwell in July on a short term loan deal in order to gain some valuable first team experience (via Express).

However, after making just 10 appearances for the Yorkshire side, he has been shipped back to Arsenal before his loan spell was due to officially end.

And it is believed that the reason is because Barnsley’s coaching staff have been left distinctly unimpressed by his performances, with a report adding that the teenager is “nowhere near ready for first-team football”.

Crowley’s return coincides with injuries to both Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but it isn’t thought that he will be brought into the side to help ease the growing injury concerns.

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