Arsenal have recalled midfielder Dan Crowley from his loan deal at Barnsley in an emergency move.
The English youngster is the first loanee to be handed an early order to return to Arsenal as the club looks to survive an injury crisis which currently sees eight players ruled out of action.
Crowley, a highly rated prospect from the Gunners’ youth ranks, is now back from an impressive spell at Barnsley as Arsene Wenger turns to his second-string squad for options.
After recalling the 18-year-old, the club’s coaching staff allowed other youngsters Alex Iwobi, Chris Willock, Kaylen Hinds and Julio Pleguezuelo to train with first team ahead of Saturday’s Premier League trip to Swansea City.
Barnsley boss Lee Johnson expressed his disappointment over Crowley’s early exit by lauding the teenager.
“He is had a fantastic time here. He is an outstanding player and is the most talented 18-year-old I have ever seen.”
Another youngster who is on his way back to the Arsenal camp is Jeff Reine-Adelaide after France were knocked out of the U-17 World Cup by Costa Rica in a penalty shoot-out on Thursday.
The Frenchman was one of Arsenal’s most impressive starlets during the Emirates Cup victories over Olympique Lyonnais and Wolfsburg in July.