Swindon Town to sign Arsenal youth Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill

Swindon Town

The England Under-19 defender is to drop down to League One after being released by the Gunners.

Swindon Town are set to sign 19-year-old left-back Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill from Arsenal, according to BBC Wiltshire.

The England youth international was a regular fixture in Arsenal's Under-21 side last season, making 13 appearances and scoring two goals.

Described as a "lightning-fast fullback that loves to get forward with overlapping runs" by Arsenal, he would certainly fit into Mark Cooper's policy of utilxinb energetic young footballers.

That style took the Robins to the brink of the Championship last season, as Swindon made it to the playoff final at Wembley only to lose to Preston North End.

Having been released by Arsenal this summer, Ormonde-Ottewill will be a very affordable signing, and will join whole host of former North Londoners to have arrived at the County Ground as the next stage of their development.

The likes of Nathan Byrne, Yaser Kasim and Jon Obika, as well as recent QPR signing Massimo Luongo all came to Swindon from Tottenham, so it's interesting for an Arsenal youngster to make the move for once.

There is plenty of restructuring to be done this season, with a large number of first team players departing after Swindon's failed promotion attempt, and Ormonde-Ottewill looks to be one of the first to come in.

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