rsenal have confirmed the permanent transfer of defender Zak Swanson to Portsmouth.
The 21-year-old defender joined the club’s academy aged six before signing a professional contract in 2019, although he failed to make a senior appearance for the Gunners.
A short-lived loan spell at MVV Maastricht in 2020-21 was followed by a number of appearances on Mikel Arteta’s first-team bench last campaign.
Swanson was pictured during pre-season training alongside the club’s senior stars last week but Arsenal have agreed a sale to Portsmouth, it was announced on Monday.
A club statement read: “We wish Zak all the best for his future with Portsmouth, he will always be a valued part of the Arsenal family.”
League One side Portsmouth have paid an undisclosed fee for the youngster.
Manager Danny Cowley said: “We have emphasized that we want to try and bring talented young players to the club.
“Zak is exactly that and brings energy and athleticism to our team after a fantastic football education at Arsenal. He is technically very good and has great passing skills, as well as the ability to handle the ball in tight areas.