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Arsenal youngster Cohen Bramall set for loan move

17:18 GMT+3 07/08/2017
Cohen Bramall Arsenal 2017
The 21-year-old will look to gain experience away from Emirates Stadium despite impressing during the Gunners' pre-season tour in Australia and China

Arsenal youngster Cohen Bramall will spend next season on loan in a bid to gain further top-flight experience, Goal understands.

The 21-year-old has featured prominently for the Gunners on their pre-season tour of Australia and China while also playing in the Emirates Cup against Sevilla this summer.

Bramall's fairytale rise from non-league to the Premier League made headlines when he signed from Northern Premier League side Hednesford Town for £40,000 in January.

The pacey wing back was made redundant from his factory job at Bentley in the same week in which he secured a trial with Arsenal.

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger believes Bramall will be suited to Dutch football and Eredivisie outfit Sparta Rotterdam remain favourites to sign him after expressing an interest.

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There have also been several enquiries from clubs in League One and League Two, although Goal understands that Arsenal want Bramall to develop at a higher level and believe that the player is good enough for the Dutch top flight.

"Everyone asks me all the time has it all sunk in? And I always said I thought it would when I make my first team debut," Bramall told Football.London after playing for the Arsenal first team in Australia.

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"And it has - it’s literally just sunk in. Words can’t describe it. I feel really emotional, I just can’t believe it. I’m just so grateful to put an Arsenal shirt on and to represent this club." 

Bramall faces tough competition at left-back with new signing Sead Kolasinac expected to become a first-team regular and Nacho Monreal also an option on that side of the pitch.​