Arsenal midfielder Ryan Smith has today joined Championship side Derby County in a permanent deal.

Smith (19) enjoyed a productive loan spell with Championship side Leicester City last season making 19 appearances.

Ryan made six first team appearances for the Club and regularly appeared for the reserves. Having represented England at Under-19 and Under-20 levels, Ryan took part in the first ever game at Emirates Stadium during the summer, playing in the first half of Dennis Bergkamp's testimonial match.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to wish Ryan the best of luck for the future.

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4 Aug 2006