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EPL: Arsenal defender leaves Emirates for new club on transfer deadline day

ENGLAND – Arsenal have confirmed that their defender, Dan Ballard, has left the club to join Blackpool on loan.

The Gunners disclosed this in a statement via its official website on Monday (Transfer Deadline Day).

“Dan Ballard has joined League One side Blackpool on loan for the 2020/21 season,” The statement read in part.

“We wish Dan the best of luck for his time with Blackpool, and we look forward to seeing his continued development.

“The loan deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”

Dan signed a new contract with Arsenal in May 2019.

The 21-year-old impressed in Arsenal’s pre-season friendly victory over MK Dons in August.

He was recently called up for Northern Ireland’s forthcoming matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria and Norway.

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