Reading secure loan deal for young Arsenal defender – Reading Today Online

Reading, Arsenal, Zane Monlouis

READING FC have secured the transfer deadline day signing of Arsenal U21s defender Zane Monlouis on a loan deal for the rest of the season.

Having lost several first-team players throughout the January window, including four defenders, the Royals have managed to add some depth to their back line on the final day of the window.

The 20-year old centre-back has made 10 appearances for Arsenal U21s in Premier League 2 this season.

He also played four times in the EFL Trophy, which included an outing against Reading in which the Royals ran out as 5-2 victores in an entertaining contest.

With financial troubles plaguing the club under the ownership of Dai Yongge, any incomings looked unlikely this window.

However, Selles has managed to bolster his team having lost Nelson Abbey, Tom McIntyre and Nesta Guinness-Walker this month.

It is believed that the Gunners will cover a large portion of the defender’s wages during his time with Reading due to the financial pressures facing the League One side.

Arsenal’s famous Hale End academy has produced several stars in recent years, with Monlouis another highly rated potential prospect for the future.

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