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Premier League giants Arsenal believe Jonathan Dinzeyi is ‘ready’ to make a big impact on loan at Carlisle United, Cumbrians manager Chris Beech told the News and Star

At the age of just 21, Dinzeyi has already donned the colours of not one, not two but three London giants. 

The classy centre-half started his career at Tottenham Hotspur and enjoyed an impressive spell at Queens Park Rangers before putting pen to paper with Arsenal last summer. 

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History is littered with players who shone in the sterile world of academy football but struggled to adapt to life in the senior game, however, and Dinzeyi will now be under pressure to live up to lofty expectations in the depths of the Football League. 

The likes of Jamille Matt, Andy Cook and Oli Hawkins will care little about Dinzeyi’s reputation as the ball goes soaring through the Cumbrian sky.

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“I’m pleased that we got Jonathan’s deal done in time and that we have him in with us, even though it was one that went to the wire,” said Beech. 

“For a young player he’s composed and reads the game well. Coming through at Tottenham he also represented England at under-18s, actually played alongside (Carlisle defender) Morgan Feeney, so that always bodes well. 

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“This is his first proper loan. Arsenal think he’s ready, Jonathan’s relishing the opportunity to come here, and I’m looking forward to working with him.” 

Beech certainly has a reputation when it comes to developing young players.

Jarrad Branthwaite was a first-team regular under the Carlisle boss at the age of just 17, after all, turning heads at Brunton Park before Everton fought off competition from a whole host of top-flight rivals for his signature 20 months ago. 

Arsenal will hope Dinzeyi can progress just as quickly in Cumbria. The former Three Lions prospect should only benefit from a spell in a league where any hint of a weakness tends to be exposed quite quickly. 

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