Olayinka joins Northampton Town on loan

James Olayinka has joined League Two side Northampton Town on loan until the end of the season.

The 19 year-old midfielder joined the club aged seven, and has progressed through our youth development ranks, making his Premier League 2 debut at the start of the 2018/19 season at just 17.

Olayinka’s progress was rewarded with a place in the first team squad's mid-season trip to Dubai in March 2019. He also travelled on the pre-season tour of the United States in July, where he scored a memorable goal in the win over Colorado Rapids in Denver. 

The Arsenal academy graduate has made 10 appearances for our U-23s and youth sides this season, scoring in the Premier League 2 against Everton earlier in January.

Everyone at the club wishes James the best of luck for his time at Northampton Town, and we look forward to seeing his continued development.

This deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.

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