Julio Pleguezuelo will join Dutch side FC Twente from Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of June after spending six years at Emirate Stadium.
Pleguezuelo has made one competitive appearance for the first-team, against Blackpool in the Carabao Cup this season as U23, the club’s most prominent ever players at that level.
The former Barcelona youngster reached the stage, though, where regular first-team football is a necessity as opposed to something desirable.
He gained experience while on loan at Mallorca and Gimnastic de Tarragona, but, somewhat surprisingly, he wasn’t sent out on temporary transfer this campaign.
It is hoped that Pleguezuelo will go on to enjoy a successful career elsewhere,while other young centre-backs, such as Zech Medley and Daniel Ballard will close in the gap.