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DONE DEAL: Cowley hopes Arsenal ace Azeez can emulate Smith Rowe in Portsmouth loan

Portsmouth have signed talented Arsenal youngster Miguel Azeez on a season-long loan.

18-year-old Azeez, who has made five first-team appearances for the Gunners, has been chased by the League One club all summer.

Pompey manager Danny Cowley coached Arsenal starlwt Emile Smith Rowe at Huddersfield Town, and hopes he can have a similar impact on Azeez.

"This is a deal that we've been working on for the majority of the summer and so we're delighted," said Cowley.

"Arsenal have been really good and we have to thank them for putting their trust in us with another young player.

"We'd worked with Emile Smith Rowe before and the loan manager Ben Knapper highlighted Miguel when we first arrived at Pompey, saying he was the next one for us to look after.

"So we've seen him develop since then and fallen in love with him – as you do when you see a boy who's as talented as he is.

"You can see the hunger and humility to learn and get better, which we really like. He's really studious and wants to find ways to improve his performance.

"We think the supporters will like Miguel and he's very good at dribbling, while he can be a real goal threat for us as well."


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