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Coventry City manager Mark Robins has raved about Ben Sheaf on the club’s official website after signing him from Arsenal.

As announced on Coventry’s official website, the Sky Blues have signed Sheaf on a season-long loan deal from Premier League club Arsenal.

The promoted Championship club will also have the option to make the loan deal permanent at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.

Coventry manager Robins is pleased to have signed the 22-year-old midfielder, and the youngster himself is delighted to have made the move to the club.

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Robins told Coventry’s official website about Sheaf: “He’s a player with great pedigree and ability, who will really add to our squad for the Championship season ahead.

“He’s got a good physical presence and a footballing brain as well, and will be a real asset for us during the campaign.”

Sheaf told Coventry’s official website: “The manager expects me to dictate the game and link the back line with the forwards and I like to think I’m good at that and he wants me to just give everything for my team like I did last season. I’m really looking forward to the Championship.”

Big season ahead

Coventry won promotion from League One at the end of last season, and it is going to be a big season for manager Robins and his men in the Championship.

The 22-year-old is a very good and promising young midfielder who already has quite a bit of experience of first-team football.

True, the former England Under-18 international has yet to establish himself in the Arsenal first team, but he has had loan spells at Stevenage and Doncaster Rovers.

Sheaf will have to work hard to establish himself in the Coventry first team, but the chances are that he will do so and will have a successful season on a personal level at least.

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