In this window, Arsenal have seen quite a chunk of their youngsters depart the Emirates in search of first team football. Chris Willock departed Arsenal for Benfica after refusing to sign a new contract while Kaylen Hinds also left for Wolfsburg.
English star Dan Crowley has left Arsenal and put pen to paper on a three-year deal for Dutch side Willem II, reports Goal. He successful underwent medical with the Club on Wednesday.
Crowley joined Arsenal from Aston Villa in the summer of 2013 with the pedigree of a very skillful midfield schemer and so much was expected of him. He failed to break into the first team of Arsenal despite making Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Singapore in 2015.
He spent time on loan in Barnsley, Oxford United and Netherland club Go Ahead Eagles. He was unable to save the Go Ahead Eagles from being relegated but he made a good impression within the six months he spent on loan with them.
Crowley’s style has seen him likened to Jack Wilshere because of his quick feet and penetrative running, refused to sign a new deal with Arsenal.
We understand that Arsene Wenger is a big admirer of the creative midfielder but he wanted to play regularly and take his chances elsewhere.
Crowley was also on the radar of Bundesliga II side Hannover but he revealed he had a chat with Go Ahead Eagles manager Robert Maaskant before making the move to Willem II.