England Youth international Rhys Murphy has today joined League One side Brentford on loan for three months.
The 19-year-old striker who joined Arsenal as a scholar in 2007 has consistently proved his calibre in front of goal with a clutch of vital strikes for the Under-18s. Bagging a brace in the Gunners' FA Youth Cup Third Round victory over Aston Villa and the third goal in Arsenal's 3-1 quarter-final victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Rhys also hit winners in the Premier Academy League semi-final and final. A regular for England at youth level, he also played in the 2009 UEFA Under-19 Championships.
Murphy will immediately join up with Brentford and will stay on loan with Andy Scott's side for three months until 24th February 2010.
Rhys is the second Arsenal youngster to go on loan to Brentford in recent days. Young Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has also joined the west London club on loan, which runs until 20th December.
Everyone at Arsenal Football Club wishes Rhys the best of luck during his time at Griffin Park.