Swindon Sign Arsenal Youngster Ballard

Swindon Sign Arsenal Youngster Ballard

Swindon have signed young Arsenal defender Daniel Ballard on a season-long loan. Ballard, who joined Arsenal at the age of eight, captained the Gunners’ Premier League 2 side to the runner-up spot last season and was rewarded with a new professional contract.

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The 19-year-old was also handed a call-up to the Northern Ireland senior squad earlier this year. He is yet to make a senior appearance for Arsenal and will get the opportunity to further his development in the fourth tier of English football. Ballard told the Swindon’s official website: “It’s my first loan, so I’m nervous but really excited to get started, get amongst the lads and play my football somewhere else.”

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