Arsenal agrees to sell 21-year-old to Portsmouth

Arsenal has continued their summer clear-out, and the next player that could leave the club is Zak Swanson, according to a report.

The 21-year-old defender has been one of their finest academy players in the last few seasons.

His fine showing for the reserve side hasn’t gone unnoticed, and several clubs in England’s lower divisions wanted to add him to their squad.

However, the Football Insider reports that Portsmouth has won the competition for his signature.

They have secured an agreement with Arsenal and will now have the right-back in their squad for this campaign.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Swanson is one of the highest-rated players in our academy, and he must have dreamt of becoming a player for the senior team.

However, at 21, he needs to be at a club where he would be trusted with regular first-team action.

At the Emirates, he will not get that, but Pompey will give him a fairer chance to fight for a first-team spot.

If his career makes progress, Arsenal could re-sign him in the future.

For now, he needs to focus on making the Pompey team and then work his way into the minds of Premier League clubs with solid performances.

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6 Comments

    1. Brooke Norton Cuffy is the future
      back up or even starter at RB

      Swanson wasn’t going to EVER
      feature for the club

    2. I believe not selling him will affect his development as a player. He won’t definitely get the numbers of matches he needs from arsenal’s first team.

      It will l be just fine if the management put a buy back clause to his contract though.

  1. I believe not selling him will affect his development as a player. He won’t definitely get the numbers of matches he needs from arsenal’s first team.

    It will l be just fine if the management put a buy back clause to his contract though.

  2. It’s good to see the club finally making some money on the young players who didn’t make the step up to the first team.i know these are small fees but they add up quickly and the money can be invested in the first team, hopefully the club inserts clauses on all of them,be it buy back,sell on…!

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