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Arsenal starlet Watt joins Southend on loan

Arsenal teenager Sanchez Watt has joined League One club Southend United on loan.

The 18-year old winger joins the Shrimpers on a one-month loan, delighting manager Steve Tilson.

"It's a good signing for us as he's someone we have watched before," Tilson told the club's official website.

"He's played for Arsenal's first team at a young age and done well and he's left footed.

"He plays on the left wing, but he can also play on the left side of a three-man attack.

"That is something we haven't had in the team for a while so it's a good option to have and with Anthony Grant out injured, Stuart O'Keefe struggling with a groin problem and Alan McCormack suspended it gives us a boost."

Watt made a great start to his Gunners senior career by scoring on debut against West Brom in the Carling Cup earlier this season and now gets the opportunity to further develop his game at senior level.

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