Interest mounts in former Arsenal defender Meade

Arsenal's  Jernade Meade (R) in action with Olympiakos' Paulo Machado

HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are eyeing former Arsenal defender.

Jernade MeadeJernade Meade

A number of clubs at home and abroad are tracking former Arsenal and Swansea City defender Jernade Meade, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Meade is currently plying his trade in Sweden with AFC United and he has impressed since joining the club last February.

The left-back has played in 28 out of 30 games in the Swedish Superettan as AFC United finished as runners-up in the league.

Meade scored one goal and laid on five assists to give him more assists than any other defender in the league.

Tottenham's Ryan Fredericks (L) in action with Arsenal's Jernade MeadeRyan Fredericks (L) in action with Jernade Meade

The defender's performances have not gone unnoticed elsewhere with several English clubs keeping tabs on Meade's situation, while Serie A outfit Palermo and Swedish top-flight side Kalmar FF have been watching him.

Meade spent nine years at Arsenal after joining the club at the age of 11 and he made two first-team appearances for the Gunners during his time at the club.

Arsenal's  Jernade Meade (R) in action with Olympiakos' Paulo MachadoJernade Meade (R) in action with Olympiakos' Paulo Machado

Meade made his Arsenal debut in a dramatic League Cup win over Reading in the 2012/13 season before going to make his first start in a Champions League clash with Olympiacos.

After leaving Arsenal in the summer of 2013 Meade spent a year at Swansea, without making a first-team appearance, but he has now got his career back on track at AFC United.

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