OFFICIAL: Arsenal youngster Zech Medley joins League One side Gillingham on loan for next season

OFFICIAL: Arsenal youngster Zech Medley joins League One side Gillingham on loan for next season
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  • The centre-back has been on the outskirts of the main side on several occasions this season.
  • However, he wouldn't get regular playing time at the Emirates next season.
  • Medley is rated highly by youth coaches though, so a move to a lower-league club to gain experience makes sense.

Zech Medley will spend the next season on loan at Gillingham, it has been officially confirmed.

It is reported by the League One side's website that they beat off competition from 'no less than three Championship clubs and a host of League 1 clubs' to land the promising defender.

The 20-year-old has made 3 first-team appearances: in November 2018, against Vorskla Poltava on the road as a sub [a 3-0 win], then a month later against FK Qarabag at home [a 1-0 win] and also in 3-0 win over Blackpool in the FA Cup in January 2019.

However, Medley is highly-regarded by Arsenal's youth coaches and a loan move to gain experience is a wise decision for further development.

This is probably a good move for all parties concerned, given Arsenal's current abundance of centre-backs and links to Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille - whose potential arrival would spell even fewer first-team chances for Medley.

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Source: Gillingham FC | Arsenal FC

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