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Talented Arsenal youngster close to Championship move

Patrick Ribeiro

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Talented Arsenal youngster close to Championship move

Arsenal prospect Salah Oulad M’Hand has been allowed to join Championship side Hull City on a season-long loan, with a view to making the deal permanent.

The switch was confirmed by Hull boss Shota Arveladze after months of negotiations with the Gunners.

Having impressed at youth level for Arsenal, Oulad M’Hand was a regular invitee to first-team training under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta, with the midfielder also often on the fringes of the North Londoners’ cup squads.

The young dutch starlet will now get his first real taste of first-team football with Hull, keen to leave an impression this year in the Championship.

Oulad M’Hand will join the Tigers on a season-long loan, who’ll also reserve the right to make the switch permanent for an undisclosed fee.

The move is being treated as a real coup by Hull, who’ve been hot on the ex-Feyenoord man’s trail this summer.

According to Hull Live, negotiations for the goal-hungry midfielder span back as far as two months.

Arsenal, keen to keep Oulad M’Hand around, rejected Hull’s initial advances but have now chosen to strike a deal at the player’s request.

The loan has been met by mixed emotions from the Gunners faithful, such is the 18-year-old’s talent, which Arveladze sees as a good sign.

“This is a good message when Arsenal fans are not happy to let him go,” the Hull manager stated, speaking to Hull Live.

“It’s an opportunity for him, it’s an opportunity for us to create more and it’s a good chance for both sides.

“It’s also a good chance for Arsenal to give the player a chance to play many games,” Arveladze concluded.

Second-placed Hull are currently unbeaten in the league after four games in the Championship, setting them up as early contenders for a potential promotion bid.

Oulad M’Hand, who has seven goal contributions in 18 Premier League 2 appearances for Arsenal, looks set to play a pivotal role in Hull’s plans, with the number ten shirt rumoured to be reserved for the youngster at the MKM Stadium.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, EFL Championship, Hull City, Transfers

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