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Done Deal: Arsenal confirm player transfer

Arsenal have confirmed that their young goalkeeper Josh Vickers has joined Concord Rangers on a month long deal. The 18-year-old however can return to the Gunners and would be eligible to play the academy fixtures. Last season too he was away on-loan at Canvey Island and had made 36 appearances.

The official website of the North London club confirmed with the statement, “Josh Vickers has joined Conference South side Concord Rangers on loan for one month. With the terms of his loan enabling him to return to Arsenal for academy games, Vickers also helped the Gunners to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup last season. Everyone at Arsenal wishes Josh well for his time with Concord Rangers.” Conference side Concord too confirmed their signing.

They seemed to have been quite delighted with the transfer. “The 18-year-old will provide quality cover for injured duo Jamie Butler and Joe Wright. The first round proper tie at Field Mill against League Two hosts Mansfield will be one of the biggest games in Rangers’ history.”

Its well known that majority of youngsters, thanks to the lack of opportunities with the first team look to move out elsewhere to get enough game-time. It seems to be a wise decision from Vickers, now that he would be able to play significantly rather than warm the sidelines at the North London club. The Basildon-born shot stopper has a long way to go before he can even think to make an appearance for the Emirates faithful.