England youth international Thomas Cruise has joined League One side Carlisle United on loan for one month.

The 19-year-old came to prominence last season when he was named in the starting line-up for the Champions League Group Stage match against Olympiacos. Cruise played for the entire 90 minutes in Athens, performing admirably at left back.

Cruise has featured regularly for the Reserves in recent times, on both the left and centre of defence. He was a member of the of the Club's FA Youth Cup and Premier Academy League ‘double' winning squad  in 2008/09.

Islington-born Cruise signed a new contract extension with Arsenal in February 2010.

Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Thomas the best of luck during his time with Greg Abbott’s team.

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3 Nov 2010