Arsenal youngster Brooke Norton-Cuffy has joined EFL League One Lincoln City on loan until the end of the current season.
Brooke has been a regular player in Arsenal's U23 squad this season and has featured for England U18s.
"City has completed the loan signing of England youth international Brooke Norton-Cuffy from Arsenal until the end of the season," a statement from the club read.
On signing for Lincoln, the 18-year-old said, "It’s a very proud moment for me, to come from playing U23s to a great League One club like this is a big step for me."
"Lincoln are well known for their development of players, especially loan players, and there’s a pathway for me here - getting men’s football will help my development. I’ve been playing U23s since my first scholar season and this year I’ve started every game I’ve been fit, so this is a key step for me."
City manager Michael Appleton also said, "Brooke is a fantastic young player with excellent technical and athletic qualities who is highly thought of by his parent club."
"A big thank you to Arsenal, who have been brilliant in allowing Brooke to come to us on loan and in helping us get Brooke registered in time for tonight’s game. He will have a role to play immediately as we cope with the injuries to Adam Jackson, Joe Walsh and Lewis Montsma."
Brooke joined Arsenal ten years ago and signed his professional forms with the Gunners in January 2021.
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